Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website

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The Army’s official website was inaccessible Monday afternoon.

Hackers affiliated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swiftly claimed responsibility for taking down the U.S. Army’s website Monday afternoon.

The Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the apparent hack of Army.mil on Twitter, posting a screenshot of an image of the site with the pop-up message reading: “Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.” Continue reading

Report: Syria cyber attacked Haifa’s water system

A senior Israeli official revealed on Saturday that Syria has attempted two weeks ago to launch a cyber attack against Haifa’s water system, in retaliation to the alleged Israeli attack in Damascus a month ago.

Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, chairman of the National Council for Research and Development, said that Israeli critical infrastructures such as electricity, water and the stock exchange undergo hundreds of cyber attacks every minute. Continue reading