US Marine website targeted by pro-Assad hackers
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - Pro-Syrian regime hackers posted messages on a United States (US) Marine Corps recruiting website on Monday, urging troops to defy orders from President Barack Obama.
The hackers showed photos of people in American uniforms holding hand-written signs saying they would not fight for Al-Qaeda in Syria.
"Obama is a traitor who wants to put your lives in danger to rescue Al-Qaeda insurgents," the message read, according to a screenshot from The Wall Street Journal.
The US Marine Corps confirmed the intrusion but said the affected site, Marines.com, the official recruitment portal for the Corps, was back to normal.