U.S. Marine Corps Website Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Pro Syria hackers attacked the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting website, Marines.com this past Monday.  None of the websites information was  put at risk.  Although, the website was tampered with, it redirected visitors to  another site with images of people wearing U.S. military uniforms holding signs that read, “I will not fight for Al Qaeda” and “I didn’t join the Marine Corps to Fight for Al Qaeda in a Syrian civil war.”

 

 

 

The SEA hacker group claimed responsibility for disrupting the New York Times, social media site Twitter and other websites.  The SEA told U.S. troops that the Syrian army was their ally rather than an enemy in fighting the common enemy of terrorism.

What are your thoughts on this website attack?  Is this a plea from the Syrian army or a maneuver to try and deceive Americans?

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References:
Pro-Syrian group hacks U.S. Marines website – USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/02/marines-hackers-syrian-electronic-army/2755265/
September 2, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Marines Website – The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/09/02/syrian-electronic-army-hacks-marines-website/
September 2, 2013

US Marines website hacked – DNA
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/1883662/report-us-marines-website-hacked

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