Twitter Account for US Central Command was Hacked and Filled with Pro-ISIS Messages

Twitter Account for US Central Command was Hacked and Filled with Pro-ISIS Messages

ISIS has issued threats against the lives of American service members, and the idea of some backwoods jihadis being able to take down troops living in the United States was laughable to a lot of people. But they sent a very clear message this week when they were able to hack into CENTCOM’s twitter account, release addresses and phone numbers of military officers, and send out pro-ISIS messages before we were able to reclaim control.

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As President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding national cyber security efforts, hackers claiming to represent the Islamic State (IS) took over the Twitter account of the Pentagon division in charge of the Middle East.

Hackers with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, posted links on U.S. Central Command’s official Twitter page to what it claimed was “confidential data from your mobile devices.”

“ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” said one tweet sent from CENTCOM’s account.

… The hackers subsequently tweeted images of spreadsheets containing the home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of dozens of current and former senior U.S. military officers.

“AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING WATCH YOUR BACK,” one tweet stated.

Hackers appear to have also compromised CENTCOM’s official YouTube page, where they posted a pair of IS propaganda videos.

The message they’re trying to send is clear: we know who you are, we know how to find you, and you cannot stop us. And considering the morons in charge of our national security, we probably should be worried.

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