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The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the United States Central Command appeared to have been hacked Monday morning by attackers claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, otherwise known as ISIS. CENTCOM’s Twitter account has been suspended in wake of the hack.
Hackers posted threatening messages directed at U.S. servicemen and women indicating that they have infected military computers and are keeping their eyes on army personnel and their families, but it’s unclear whether this has actually happened.
The attackers also posted a message on Pastebin in which they claim they have posted confidential data from U.S. soldiers’ mobile devices. The supposed representatives of the Cyber Caliphate wrote, “While the US and its satellites kill our brothers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan we broke into your networks and personal devices and know everything about you.”
U.S. Central Command’s YouTube page seems hacked as well with the header on the page displaying the message “I love you Isis.” Two ominous videos have been posted as of 10:25 AM PST.
(We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.)