The Army took down its homepage Monday after the site was hacked, the Army confirmed, with a group loyal to the Syrian government claiming responsibility.

"Today an element of the service provider's content was compromised," Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost, chief of Army public affairs, said in a statement Monday. "After this came to our attention, the Army took appropriate preventive measures to ensure there was no breach of Army data by taking down the website temporarily."

The site remained down Monday afternoon.

Update: The site was back online as of by about 7:30 p.m. on June 8.

Before the Army took it down, hackers reportedly posted a series of messages on the page, including "Stop training terrorists," and "Your government is corrupt don't listen to it." One of these messages mentioned the Syrian Electronic Army, which reportedly engineered the attack.

The SEA has claimed responsibility for past hacks targeting The Washington Post, Reuters and other media outlets, as well as online service providers and other types of websites. Screen grabs allegedly pulled from before it was shut down appear on the group's Twitter feed, along with news reports of its accomplishments.

Other branches' websites appeared to be operating normally on Monday afternoon.

More In Your Army
In Other News
US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew
The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.
Congress plans fixes for US military’s AWOL weapons problems
Congress is set to force America’s armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes.
Load More