A US Army recruiting office has reportedly been forced to suspend its recruitment rankings, as the US Military Academy at West Point has been hit by a massive cyberattack.
The attack, which started in early February, hit the recruiting office’s website and forced the website to temporarily redirect users to a login page that is only accessible through the command line.
The military has since responded by stating that the website is no longer operational and that the site will not be available for anyone else to access until the USMCA responds to the breach.
According to Ars Technic, the site was first alerted to the problem on February 24th, and the Army has since said that the recruitment website had been affected by a denial of service attack in which a malicious program attempts to hijack the user’s computer system.
“In an attempt to prevent the recruitment site from being used by anyone else, the recruiting site has temporarily suspended recruitment rankings on its website,” a statement from the military read.
“Due to the temporary suspension, this site has not been able to be accessed by anyone.
We apologize for the inconvenience.”
This is not the first time the US Army has been targeted by a cyberattack, as an attack in January was blamed on a different recruitment site in Georgia, although no one was able to confirm that the attack was directly connected to the recruitment office in the US.