WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — A Marine Corps spokesman confirmed the Marines' recruiting website was tampered with and redirected temporarily Monday but said no information was compromised in the attack.
The Syrian Electronic Army is supposedly responsible for this attack, adding it to its list of other high-profile defacements.
Capt. Eric Flanagan wouldn't say who was responsible for the hacking, but the site was redirected to a message from the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that has also claimed responsibility for disrupting the New York Times website, Twitter and other media sites the group sees as sympathetic to Syria's rebels.
The message to the Marine Corps was a plea for Americans to fight alongside the Syrian army and not aide the rebels.
What the Syrian Rebel Army's redirect notice said. (Image via Official_SEA16/Twitter)
The website then went on to post the images supposed U.S. military members holding up signs voicing their opposition to a possible strike in Syria. TheBlaze has a poll asking if these images are "treason" or "free speech."
The Marines' website is now operating normally.
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