A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organisations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Picture taken February 28, 2013.     REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

US Army shuts down website amid attack by Syrian hackers

Computer hackers from Syria infiltrated the US Army’s website and compromised crucial information on Monday — forcing military officials to go offline indefinitely.

“Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting,” a pop-up message on www.army.mil read at around 2:14pm, according to a tweet sent by the Syrian Electronic Army.

  • Alain

    Are they certain it the hacking wasn’t done from the White House?

  • Frau Katze

    There is a certain symbolism here.

    I often how much of these so-called hacks are actually inside jobs. You just one sympathizer in the right department to let use his account.

    That’s a lot easier than true hacking.