CENTCOM Hacked By ISIS: Twitter, YouTube Accounts Hacked By Cyber Caliphate [Breaking]

The U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, reported had their Twitter YouTube accounts hacked by ISIS cyber terrorists, calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate.

According to a report from Fox News, the tweets threaten U.S. soldiers and their families by posting their personal information publicly, and urges followers to attack them wherever they are. The following embeds may or may not be visible, as CENTCOM and Twitter work to bring he hacked account under control.

The chilling tweets follow other calls by terrorists to strike individual American soldiers as they continue their intimidation campaign in the West. It also comes in the heels of the attacks in Paris, France, last week.

One of the messages reads, “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back,” and it’s signed, “ISIS.” A second chilling tweet states “We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children.”

Additionally, the CENTCOM hackers state, “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base.”

Also revealed are strategic maps of China and North Korea operations, though it is not clear if this is current information or not. According to the Fox News reports, officials say that some of the personal information is outdated.


— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2015


— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2015

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad. pic.twitter.com/NwRdQyYdLb

— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2015

Pentagon Networks Hacked. Korean Scenarios pic.twitter.com/MQAB3wdt3d

— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2015

The Pentagon and intelligence community are reportedly not taking the CENTCOM hacking as a joke, and are working to determine whether these cyber terrorists are indeed from ISIS or someone calling themselves such.

Similarly to the CENTCOM Twitter hacking, the organization’s YouTube account now displays terrorist propaganda.

Centcom Youtube
CENTCOM Youtube Account hacked

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information as it becomes available. At this point, it is unclear whether the CENTCOM hacking has resulted in a security breach compromising sensitive data.

UPDATE: Both CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts are now suspended. Despite having a budget of over $400 million for cyber security, hackers were able to infiltrate CENTCOM, and they reportedly had to work with Twitter to disable the account.

[Image via Youtube]