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U.S. Marines Website hacked and defaced

by Nikola Strahija on September 3rd, 2013 The official Website of U.S. Marines got hacked today by the hacktivist group Syrian Electronic Army following President Obama's announcement that he would seek congressional approvement for a military strike against Syria.
marines.com defaced website


Click here for a screenshot of the defaced Marines.com website.


Instead of the official Marines recruitment website, visitors to www.marines.com were served with a page containing a message and 5 photos. The website was brought back to the original state shortly after the defacement.

Apparently marines.com's server is running Apache with Tomcat to serve Java code if server-signature is to be believed.
marines.com server signature



SEA's message read:
"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.

Marines, please take a look at what your comrades think about Obama's alliance with Al Qaeda against Syria.

Your officer in charge probably has no qualms about sending you to die against soldiers just like you, fighting a vile common enemy. The Syrian army should be your ally not your enemy.

Refuse your orders and concentrate on the real reason every soldier joins their military, to defend their homeland.

You're more than welcome to fight alongside our army rather than against it.

Your brothers, the Syrian army soldiers. A message delivered by the SEA"


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