ISIS supporters have hacked the YouTube and Twitter accounts belonging to the US CENTCOM leaking online internal documents stolen from mobile devices.
While Anonymous started the #OpCharlieHebdo campaign against jihadist websites to to avenge the attack against the Charlie Hebdo, hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday(12/1/2014), posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents.
The hackers posted several messages on the hacked account including images of documents, which were allegedly stolen from hijacked mobile devices.
The command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were eventually taken offline, but not before a string of tweets and the release of military documents, some of which listed contact information for senior military personnel. A CENTCOM spokesman confirmed their accounts were “compromised,” and said later that the accounts have been taken offline while the incident is investigated more.
“CENTCOM’s operation military networks were not compromised and there was no operational impact to U.S. Central Command,” a military statement said. “CENTCOM will restore service to its Twitter and YouTube accounts as quickly as possible. We are viewing this purely as a case of cybervandalism.”
The responsible for the attack has also posted a warning to the US Army on Pastebin, announcing that the ISIS has infiltrated the networks of the Pentagon.
“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate under the auspices of ISIS continues its CyberJihad. While the 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. U.S. soldiers! We’re watching you! There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet! There is no law but Sharia!” reads the message posted by the hackers.
“AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK,” one tweet said.
“We can confirm that the CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised earlier today. We are taking appropriate measures to address the matter. We have no further information to provide at this time.” is the official statement issued by the U.S. Central Command.
It’s not the first time that US CENTCOM account have been hacked, inMarch 2014 the hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army(SEA)have hit the U.S Central Command (CENTCOM).