Military Warns of Iranian Hackers Targeting American Troops with Fake Jobs Website


Military cyberattack (stock photo)

WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials warned troops last week that Iranian hackers have set up a fake jobs website for veterans that targets service members considering a transition back to civilian life.

National Guard Bureau memorandum dated last Wednesday warns service members to stay away from the website called “Hire Military Heroes,” which appears to offer them assistance finding a job outside the Defense Department via a web application that visitors are encouraged to download. However, the app actually drops malicious malware and spyware into the users’ computer system, according to the document issued by the guard’s Defensive Cyber Operations office.

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