Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

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  1. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

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    Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity.

    "As President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding national cyber security efforts, hackers claiming to represent the Islamic State (IS) took over the Twitter account of the Pentagon division in charge of the Middle East.

    Hackers with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, posted links on U.S. Central Command’s official Twitter page to what it claimed was “confidential data from your mobile devices...”
    http://freebeacon.com/national-secu...om-twitter-feed-as-obama-talks-cybersecurity/

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/centcoms-twitter-hacked-isis_823501.html

    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015...e-to-isis-take-over-centcoms-twitter-account/
     
  2. hawki

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    Sounds more like immature mischief than a threat. I'm sure somewhere a group of hackers-jhiadists or others LTAO for at least 3 minutes.

    http://time.com/3664194/centcom-twitter-hack-isis/

    "Hey Daddie-Guess What? I can hack Twitter and Android Phones - Kid in the bus back from nursery school taught me!"

    Belongs in same category as this hack:

    http://time.com/3664302/hackers-crayola-facebook-nsfw/

    Hacked pages-Graphic-Warning-Adults Only

    http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/crayolas-facebook-page-got-hacked-and-oh-my-look-color-posts-162300
     
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  3. hawki

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  4. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/12/us-cybersecurity-centcom-hack-idUSKBN0KL1UZ20150112

    See also:
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...us-military-is-a-coup-for-islamic-extremists/
     
  5. hawki

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    LMAO:

    "ISIS "CyberCaliphate" Celebrates USCENTCOM Twitter, YouTube Hack

    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."

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-...t-threaten-us-soldiers-release-personal-detai

    I guess peeps who celebrate killing cartoonists and innocents are dumb enough to believe anything.
     
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  6. hawki

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    "US Centcom says no classified info believed posted by hackers (Update)..............

    "These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have been temporarily taken offline while we look into the incident further," the statement said.
    "CENTCOM's operational military networks were not compromised and there was no operational impact to US Central Command..............."


    http://phys.org/news/2015-01-centcom-believed-hackers.html
     
  7. Minimalist

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    British hacker suspected of cyber attack on US Central Command Twitter account
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/british-hacker-suspected-cyber-attack-4974855

     
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