The MilitaryTimes.com broke the news that the CENTCOM’s Twitter account was apparently hacked by Islamic State supporters. The article mentions that this group of hackers that claim to support the Islamic State group took control of the social media sites for U.S. Central Command on Monday afternoon, including Twitter and YouTube.
Stars and Stripes.com reported that this group posted messages for about 30 minutes and included what appeared to be a contact roster for Fort Bragg’s U.S. Army Forces Command other commands, the cell phone numbers and home addresses of some retired generals, and maps of North Korea and China. Stars and Stripes could not immediately verify if the documents were authentic.
Here are some of the tweets that were reported:
“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.”
“We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children”
“U.S. soldiers! We’re watching you!”
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