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Army To Hackers: We Know Where You Live

The executive producer of "America's Army," the free online game funded by the U.S. Army, is hopping mad at hackers.

The executive producer of "America's Army," the free online game funded by the U.S. Army, is hopping mad at hackers who have taken advantage of the game's security holes, saying, "the Army is angry, and we're coming for you."

In a posting to the game's official forum, Phil DeLuca, said that hackers infiltrating the game were not only "breaking the EULA you're misusing Army property " and, worse, you're misusing US Army computer programs and equipment."

DeLuca's post, which has since been removed from the site, went on to say that "we know who you are, and can track down where you play from." He also went so far as to cite 20th century tensions between Japan and the United States to lambaste who he called "the bad guys."

"In the early 1940's, Japan learned an important lesson " "let the sleeping giant lie." We may not react swiftly, but when we do it's with unstoppable force. The Army has partners that deal with cyber crime as a matter of course. These include not just various Army IT departments, but also the Department of Justice, the Secret Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations."

America's Army has more than 4.5 million registered users, but the taxpayer-funded first-person shooter game has come under fire from some disturbed by its links to Army recruiting.

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