Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Official US Army Website

The world renowned Syrian hacktivists form Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked and defaced the official website of United States Army earlier today (9th June, 2015).

Hackers left a deface page along with a message on the hacked US Army website, blaming the country for training and sending terrorists to fight the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

In an exclusive conversation with SEA, HackRead was told the reason for targeting US army website is that it has been training terrorists in Turkey who are targeting Syria, referring to the ISIS/ISIL.

We asked the SEA how did they hack the US Army website, the answer was:

“We’ve hacked the CDN service of the US Army website which is hosted on Limelight.”

The deface page was left with following text:

“Hacked by The Syrian Electronic Army! Your commanders admin they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.”

At the moment limited information has been released which includes a screenshot showing SEA hackers inside the content management system of the US Army website and two other screenshots showing the deface messages at the time when website was under the control of hackers.

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Message left on the US Army website

Another screenshot shows message left on the US Army website: 

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A tweet from Syrian Electronic Army showing they have access to the CMS of US Army website:

At the time of publishing this article, the US Army website was down with error in connection message. 

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Syrian Electronic Army was also behind the hack of Washington Post Mobile Site in May 2015.

Stay tuned, there’s more to come on this one.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.