A pro-ISIS group has hacked the US Central Command’s Twitter account. For a few minutes, its feed was filled with warnings:
“AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS.”
“We won’t stop! We know everything about you. Your wives and children.”
“ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base.”
The profile images were also changed. Images with the words “I love you ISIS” and “CyberCaliphate” were added. Screen shots of military commanders emails and phone numbers were also published to the feed.
Minutes after the hack, the Twitter account was suspended.
“We can confirm that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account was compromised earlier today,” a Defense official told Fox News. “CENTCOM is taking appropriate measure to address the matter.”
The @centcom Twitter account was hacked around 1:09 p.m. EST while the YouTube channel was hacked around 1:30 p.m. EST.
On the YouTube channel, two new videos were uploaded to the U.S. Central Command’s YouTube channel, titled “Flames of War ISIS Video” and “O Soldiers of Truth Go Forth”, before the account was terminated by YouTube upon the Pentagon’s request.