The official Twitter account for the United States Central Command — CENTCOM — appears to have been compromised by a hacker group sympathetic with the militant organization formerly known as Islamic State.
A series of tweets were sent from the @CENTCOM account on Monday, starting with one warning: “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS. “
That tweet and subsequent messages posted in the moments after contain references to a group known as CyberCaliphate and links to documents that are purported to be confidential files pilfered from American military computers, including one cache of files containing slideshows that appear to include details about apparent threats in the Caspian, China, North Korea, Africa and Indonesia.
The account has since been suspended, and White House press secretary Josh Earnest said shortly after news of the breach surfaced that “this is something that we’re obviously looking into.”
Screenshot from Twitter.com
A statement posted on the website Pastebin shared by the compromised CENTCOM account announced:
“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.
You’ll see no mercy infidels. ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now.
We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children.
US soldiers! We’re watching you!”
By RT News
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