Syrian government supporters hack the US Army's website

Army infantry on a training exercise

The Syrian government's digital supporters aren't letting up on their attacks against the US. Officials have confirmed that hackers linking themselves to the Syrian Electronic Army both defaced the US Army's website and steered visitors to a page championing the regime. The military rejects the intruders' claims that they compromised internal databases, noting that there's no classified or personal data at risk. Still, the Army isn't taking any chances -- it temporarily took down its website to make sure things didn't get any worse. However light the damage might be, it's safe to say that the feds' cyberdefense efforts just took another bad blow.

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