Marine Website Hacked: Pro-Assad Message

WASHINGTON (AP) -

A Marine Corps spokesman says the Marines’ recruiting website was tampered with and redirected temporarily, but no information was put at risk.

Capt. Eric Flanagan wouldn’t say who was responsible for the hacking, but the site was redirected to a message from the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that’s claimed responsibility for disrupting the New York Times website and other media sites the group sees as sympathetic to Syria’s rebels.

The message to the Marine Corps was a plea for Americans to fight alongside the Syrian army and not aid the rebels.