US Central Command Twitter feed, YouTube hacked by IS sympathisers



The US Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were suspended on Monday after apparently being hacked by Islamic State supporters.

The Twitter feed had several messages from hackers, including one telling American soldiers to “watch your back,” and the YouTube account had two videos that appeared to be linked to the Islamic State movement.

“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad,” the Centcom Twitter feed said.

The Twitter account published a list of generals and addresses associated with them, titled “Army General Officer Public Roster (by rank) 2 January 2014.”

Subsequent posts on the Centcom twitter account read, “Pentagon Networks Hacked! China Scenarios” and “Pentagon Networks Hacked. Korean Scenarios.”

The apparent infiltration came as President Barack Obama prepared to outline new proposals to protect the country’s Internet systems from cybersecurity threats.


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