US Army site hacked by Syria’s Assad

US Army - Wikimedia CommonsHackers supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Hassad has claimed responsibility for bringing down the US army.mil website.

The US Army admitted its web site was attacked and it had taken steps to ensure data hadn’t been compromised.

Last week, the US claimed hackers working for the Chinese government could have compromised data of four million of its employees.

In a statement, Malcolm Frost, head of the US Army’s public relations,admitted it had to down the site to prevent military data being compromised by the pro-Assad group that dubs itself the Syrian Electronic Army.

Repeated attacks on both government and corporate websites worldwide have prompted unprecedented spending on security software and hardware, as we have reported recently.

Essentially, the entire connected network is vulnerable to sophisticated attacks and that’s not likely to change until other cyber prevention methods are devised by computer scientists.