Three Army Web sites hacked

On the heels of the recent attack on unclassified Pentagon computer systems, three Army World Wide Web sites were hacked March 8.

The Army Air Defense Artillery School, the Army 7th Signal Brigade and the Army Executive Software Systems Directorate all fell victim last Sunday to hackers who replaced official material on these Web sites with messages about the previous Pentagon attacks, which occurred last month. The hackers mocked those recent attacks, which Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre described as "the most organized and systematic attack the Pentagon has seen to date."

A message from the hackers on one of the hacked DOD pages read, "For those of you in the security community, the so-called Pentagon hackers are using nothing more advanced then the 'statd' (a scanning technique). Get a list of 200 sites, and sit and try the same exploit to every one of them. Your [sic] going to get one out of 100 sites eventually."

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