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    Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Washington Free Beacon
    BY: Lachlan Markay
    January 12, 2015 12:49 pm
    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.”
    “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” said one tweet sent from CENTCOM’s account.
    The apparent hack came as President Obama addressed the nation regarding cyber security. He is expected to propose two pieces of cyber security legislation and to address the effort in his upcoming State of the Union address.

    The hackers subsequently tweeted images of spreadsheets containing the home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of dozens of current and former senior U.S. military officers.
    “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING WATCH YOUR BACK,” one tweet stated.
    Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity | Washington Free Beacon
    Should American Generals have twitter feeds and public mobile devices which could compromise military information? According to Reuters the General's home addresses were published as well. Are we as a country not taking this seriously enough or is this much ado about nothing?
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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Should American Generals have twitter feeds and public mobile devices which could compromise military information? According to Reuters the General's home addresses were published as well. Are we as a country not taking this seriously enough or is this much ado about nothing?
    The NSA doesnt exist to secure our networks but rather to spy on us.

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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Should American Generals have twitter feeds and public mobile devices which could compromise military information? According to Reuters the General's home addresses were published as well. Are we as a country not taking this seriously enough or is this much ado about nothing?


    They should at least not make thier passwords "Password123"
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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity


    JUST IN: U.S. defense official confirms @CENTCOM has been hacked, scrambling to deal with the issue -@JimMiklaszewski


    A series of tweets were sent out with sensitive information about U.S. military strategy toward North Korea and China. The tweets also threatened military personnel and their families.






    BREAKING: CENTCOM Twitter Gets Hacked By ISIS During Obama Speech on Cyber Security - Katie Pavlich

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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    They also got in to CENTCOM'S U Tube Account.



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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Did they "hack" the accounts or did they guess some dumb**** password for some social media PR nonsense?
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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I'd like for everyone to take note that these aren't actually currently serving US generals, but a retired officers roster. The difference is minimal, but it could be a clue as to who is behind this. Would the information of a retired officer be compiled anywhere?
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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Did they "hack" the accounts or did they guess some dumb**** password for some social media PR nonsense?


    They guessed passwords, if it was an actual "hack" twitter, youtube would have some splainin to do.
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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'd like for everyone to take note that these aren't actually currently serving US generals, but a retired officers roster. The difference is minimal, but it could be a clue as to who is behind this. Would the information of a retired officer be compiled anywhere?


    yes. they are kept with the NPRC-MPR
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    Re: Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    They guessed passwords, if it was an actual "hack" twitter, youtube would have some splainin to do.
    UPDATE: The information that was posted on the account has been verified by intelligence sources as real information hacked directly from CENTCOMM, meaning this wasn't simply a hack of a Twitter account, but against CENTCOMM itself.

    Since the breach, Twitter has suspended the CENTCOMM account.....snip~

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