Syria Hackers Hit Marines Site

The same pro-Syria hackers that have hit the New York Times and Twitter went after the Marines' website

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Hackers claiming to be part of the Syrian Electronic Army briefly took control of a United States Marines website early Monday, according to multiple reports.

News outlets including Al-Jazeera America and the International Business Times, as well as at least one cyber-security professional, spotted the hack. The site,, quickly returned to normal for most but not all users.

Claiming to be representatives of the SEA — which supports embattled ruler Bashar Assad and in recent days also has hit sites including the New York Times and Twitter — the hackers posted a message that read as follows: “This is a message written by your brothers in the Syrian Army, who have been fighting Al-Qaeda for the last 3 years. We understand your patriotism and love for your country so please understand our love for ours. Obama is a traitor who wants to put your lives in danger to rescue Al-Qaeda insurgents.”

The Marines didn’t immediately comment.


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