An alleged Twitter handle of the US Central Command has been hacked by a group calling itself CyberCaliphate claiming to be supporters of ISIS. It isn’t clear at the moment whether the Twitter account @centcom is the real account for the US military outfit since it is not a Twitter verified account. UPDATE: Twitter has suspended the account.
The hacker group also claims to have hacked into Pentagon’s networks, revealing what they allege are secret documents that include details of key army commands, rosters of retired general officers as well as the current general officers roster, threatening the army to watch out. The legitimacy of the documents haven’t been verified, yet.
UPDATE 2: It was the official Centcom Twitter account and hackers also managed to get hold of its YouTube account. The documents posted on the Twitter page, however, seem to be unclassified documents already available on the Internet.
— Patrick Caldwell (@patcaldwell) January 12, 2015
Nearly every file I’ve found from @CENTCOM pastebin can be found on Google by searching the damn filename
— Derek Mead (@derektmead) January 12, 2015
Update 3: A Centcom spokesperson confirmed the breach. The timing of the breach of Centcom’s Twitter and YouTube accounts couldn’t have come at a more embarrassing time, when US President Barack Obama was speaking in Washington about his administration’s push to strengthen cybersecurity, Bloomberg reports.
This is a developing story…