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U.S. Central Command Twitter, YouTube Hacked by Group Claiming to Be ISIS


At 12:29 p.m. ET, hackers appear to have taken over the official Twitter account of U.S. Central Command, @CENTCOM, posting a series of messages referencing ISIS and Allah and sharing information ostensibly obtained from Pentagon computers.

In a message posted anonymously on Pastebin, the same site used by those who hacked Sony Pictures, the group attempted to show proof that they had infiltrated the Pentagon’s system. Several tweets followed that posted presumably stolen information about retired generals and other military plans.

The group also took hold of the Centcom YouTube page, adding ISIS propaganda videos to the existing videos of airstrikes against the extremist militant group that remain on the page.

Watch CNN’s report on the hacking below:


UPDATE — 1:18 p.m. ET: Less than the hour after the first hacked tweets appeared, the @CENTCOM Twitter account has been suspended. We have added the relevant screenshots of tweets above. As of now, the propaganda YouTube videos remain.

One cybersecurity reporter, Blake Sobczak, noted that so far, at least, the hack did not reveal any classified documents:

UPDATE — 1:30 p.m. ET: The YouTube account has been suspended as well. Here is what it looked like before it went offline:

[Photo via screengrab]

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