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    Hack Prompts U.S. Army to Shut Down Website

    They were clued in by the words “You’ve been hacked.” Cyber attackers have targeted the Army’s public website, posting messages criticizing the U.S. training of Syrian rebels. The Syrian Electronic Army, supporters of President Bashar Assad, tweeted to claim responsibility. The attack didn’t involve stolen data, but coming just days after news of a federal data breach that compromised millions of government workers, the U.S. military has taken the site temporarily offline and will be looking to shore up its cyber defenses.

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