Update 3: According to SITE (the Jihadist Threat Monitopring Service), the recent cyber-attack on The United States Central Command's (CENTCOM) Twitter and YouTube accounts, attributed to pro-Islamic State (IS) hacking group "CyberCaliphate," has been celebrated as a massive achievement among IS fighters and supporters on Twitter.
Update 2: Centcom's YouTube account has also been hacked...
Update: 40 minutes after the first hacked tweet appeared at 12:29pm Eastern, the Centcom account has been suspended.
Another day, another escalation in the conflict between supporters of the Islamic State and western powers, in this case the Twitter account of the US Central Command (@Centcom), which appears to have been hacked, and where compromising tweets revealing details about military members and potential conflict scenarios involving China and North Korea, are being sent out in real time.
This is the threat that was released via the hacked account moments ago:
Pentagon networks hacked
WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS. #CyberCaliphate
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!
Here's a part of confidential data from your mobile devices:
There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet! There is no law but Sharia!
A sampling of the hacked tweets:
ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. pic.twitter.com/xafTqTMvN5— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2015
Pentagon Networks Hacked! China Scenarios. pic.twitter.com/qesEuxFr0Q— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2015
Perhaps of increased concern: the disclosure of Centcom's "China scenarios"
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