The Twitter account for the United States’ Central Command was taken over by Islamic State hackers sometime after noon Eastern on Monday, where the @CENTCOM header image was replaced with pro-jihadist images.
The group identifying itself as “Cyber Caliphate” then posted a series of threatening tweets, where they also posted personal information of U.S. Soldiers.
One tweet read, “We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children.”
Another read, “We are coming, watch your back.”
Shortly after the cyber attack began, Twitter suspended the @CENTCOM account in order to prevent additional personal information from being leaked.
CENTCOM confirmed in a statement that its Twitter account had been “compromised”stating that it “is taking appropriate measures to address the matter.”
Additionally, Cyber Caliphate hacked the YouTube account associated with Central Command, where the header image was replaced with the same “I love you ISIS” image. Propaganda videos were then uploaded that were titled: “FLAMES OF WAR ISIS VIDEO,” “O Soldiers of Truth Go Forth,” and “Airstrike against an ISIS warehouse, Dec. 29, near Fallujah, Iraq,” which all feature graphic terrorism footage.
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