US Central Command’s Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked by ISIS

January 13, 2015 6:33 PM

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WASHINGTON, DC : Hackers claiming to be part of the militant organization ISIS hacked into the social media accounts of the U.S. Central Command (CentCom), on Monday. The group, which called themselves the “Cyber Caliphate,” then issued threats and aggressive messages to a so-called captive audience of 120,000.

“We can confirm that U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised,” a Department of Defense official told the New York Daily News. “We are taking appropriate measures to address the matter,” he added.

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