Tuesday, 13 January 2015

CENTCOM's YouTube And Twitter Accounts Hacked By CyberCaliphate

Tonight the YouTube and Twitter accounts from hijacked the US Army. The social media accounts of the US Central Command showed messages from a group calling itself "CyberCaliphate". In addition to the notices published in the YouTube channel propaganda videos of IS terror group.

Screenshot from Twitter (@CENTCOM)

Both the YouTube account as the Twitter account is now inactive. In a statement to US media Central Command confirms that the social media accounts have been hijacked, but does not explain how this could happen. According to the press officer of the White House the impact of a hacked Twitter account can not be compared to a large data theft. Central Command oversees US troops fighting in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

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