In the past hour the Twitter account belonging to U.S. Central Command was hacked by someone or a group of individuals claiming to be from ISIS.
JUST IN: U.S. defense official confirms @CENTCOM has been hacked, scrambling to deal with the issue -@JimMiklaszewski pic.twitter.com/Tjd8GkRAfC— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 12, 2015
A series of tweets were sent out with sensitive information about U.S. military strategy toward North Korea and China. The tweets also threatened military personnel and their families. UPDATE: The information that was posted on the account has been verified by intelligence sources as real information hacked directly from CENTCOMM, meaning this wasn't simply a hack of a Twitter account, but against CENTCOMM itself.
It is unclear whether CENTCOMM itself was hacked or if the hack was limited to a hack on Twitter. Since the breach, Twitter has suspended the CENTCOMM account.
UPDATE: The CENTCOM YouTube page was also hacked and filled with ISIS propaganda videos.
President Obama was giving a speech about cyber security when the breach happened.
"I hope Congress joins us in this national movement to protect the privacy of our children." —President Obama #Cybersecurity— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 12, 2015
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