Monday, January 12, 2015

ISIS Hacks US Central Command Twitter Account, Leaks Details of 4-star Generals

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#CyberCaliphate? ISIS seems to be ramping up it's social media activism as the Twitter account of the US military's Central Command in Florida was hacked earlier today. Representatives of the ISIS terror group who took over the account posted threatening messages against troops, their families and  also leaked the home addresses of 4-star US generals.

The cyber attack began at around 12.30pm on Monday when a message was posted to CentCom's Twitter account reading,

'In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad.'

The hackers also changed the photograph used on the the Twitter cover page to a masked jihadi with an underline that said 'i love you isis.'

The security breach, occurred while President Obama was giving a speech on cyber security.

One of the posts on the Twitter feed read;

American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back, ISIS #CyberCaliphate'

Another warned,

'We won't stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children.'

US officials confirmed that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account and its YouTube account were suspended 40 minutes after being compromised at around 1.09pm.

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