IT for the US government has to be a roller coaster ride. The US army website had to be temporarily taken down Monday during a hacking attack claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army, a group loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
On Monday, US Brig Gen Malcolm Frost, the chief of the army public affairs, said “the army took appropriate preventive measures to ensure there was no breach of army data by taking down the website temporarily”.
Screen grabs posted on social media earlier showed messages on the website.
One of them read: “Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.”
— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) June 8, 2015
This attack comes on the heels of a hack which originated in China, and compromised information for millions of employees.