12 Jan 2015

U.S. Central Command Twitter account hacked By ISIS

The Islamic State's so-called Cyber Caliphate took over the account and sent out personal information on the Twitter account, which has nearly 110,000 followers. 

'We are coming, watch your back,' one tweet, signed ISIS, reads. The group also hacked the CentCom YouTube account and posted ISIS propaganda videos. The Twitter account was suspended some 40 minutes after the hack and the Defense Department confirmed the accounts were 'compromised.'


An ISIS hacker group has infiltrated the U.S. Central Command Twitter account and threatened American soldiers.

The so-called Cyber Caliphate seized the account around 12:30 p.m. Monday and sent a message reading, “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS."

A pastebin link contains files, supposedly of sensitive Pentagon documents.

The group claimed to have taken over the account as part of its “CyberJihad,” and had changed it’s cover photo to that of a hooded man.

“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,” the document reads. “We won't stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children. U.S. soldiers! We're watching you!”

Among the information leaked were the home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of retired Army general officers. Also leaked was information on military details concerning China and North Korea, though at least one, about North Korean nuclear missile sites, can be found on the Federation of American Scientists website.

The Twitter account was suspended around 1:10 p.m., some 40 minutes after the hack.

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