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Pentagon Planned to Secure Web Domains Before Syrian Hackers Hit

The Pentagon was in the process of hiring help to bolster the security of military website domains, just as Syrian hackers allegedly assaulted the Marine Corps’ recruitment site on Labor Day. The Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-regime hacktivist group, on Monday apparently redirected visitors to a webpage with a message urging service members to not strike Syria. This domain name system hack and a similar one that brought down the New York Times website Aug. 27 are not new types of threats, according to security researchers. Nor is the Pentagon’s effort to strengthen the system that points visitors to valid military sites new. But concerns are growing amid high-profile DNS hijackings by the group and new FBI warnings about cyberattacks ahead of a possible military strike against Syria Read more…More about Hacking, Domain Names, The New York Times, Marines, and Pentagon

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Pentagon Planned to Secure Web Domains Before Syrian Hackers Hit

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