“AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING WATCH YOUR BACK”
Hackers claiming a connection with the Islamic State have taken control of two social media accounts owned by the U.S. Central Command.
“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 apparent hack came as President Obama addressed the nation regarding cyber security. He is expected to propose two pieces of cyber security legislation and to address the effort in his upcoming State of the Union address.
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.
The hackers have also posted to PasteBin sensitive and personal information they claim they obtained by breaking in to mobile devices.
A search of the Google cache reveals the tweets posted to CENTCOM’s now-suspended Twitter account:
I grabbed a few screenshots of CENTCOM’s YouTube account, which also appears to have been compromised in the cyberattack:
Twitter, of course, is on form in its response:
Why the CENTCOM Hack is Actually a Good Thing
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 12, 2015
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) January 12, 2015
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