Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Marines Website

September 2, 2013

Julian E. Barnes

A collection of pro-Syrian government hackers apparently defaced a Marine Corps recruitment website Monday.

The Syrian Electronic Army, which has hacked a series of websites, posted a letter on the Marines.com website arguing the Syrian government is “fighting a vile common enemy.”

“The Syrian army should be your ally not your enemy,” the letter read. “Refuse your orders and concentrate on the real reason every soldier joins their military, to defend their homeland. You’re more than welcome to fight alongside our army rather than against it.”

In a statement, the Marines said Monday that the site is now operating normally and they are monitoring the situation to prevent further attacks. The Marines said as part of the attack, visitors had been redirected away from the real website.

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