Posted 06/09/2015 at 8:37 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The Syrian Electronic Army has struck at the United States military once again.
In a near repeat of web-based attacks as first reported here earlier, it was confirmed tha the U.S. Army website was defaced by hackers claiming affiliation with the notorious Syrian Electronic Army.
The evidence left on the site contained a pop-up message that stated: “Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.”
The main landing page of the Army’s website was down, along with the homepage for the United States Strategic Command and the official page for the US Cyber Command.
No other Army sites were affected.
Screenshots of the hack were later uploaded to the Syrian Electronic Army’s Twitter account, which showed that the attackers gained access via the content delivery network of Limelight Networks.
When contacted, Limelight stressed that they were doing everything they could to investigate the matter and work with government officials.
The SEA Twitter account in the past has been the source of leaks of sensitive information concerning joint efforts by the U.S. and Turkish forces and Syrian rebels looking to oust Bashir Al-Assad out of his dictatorial position.
The U.S. Army had no public comment on the attacks.