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.
A 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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Defense officials have determined the website targets service members close to leaving the military. Officials believe the Iranian hackers hope to gain access to Pentagon information technology systems by targeting those individuals.