By Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan
US Central Command (@Centcom), the unified military command responsible for security across the Arabian Peninsula and into the central Asia region, has had their Twitter account compromised. Cyber Jihadist claiming to be linked to ISIS were actively tweeting and uploading hacked war-game scenarios and other details that include phone numbers and email addresses for U.S. military personnel.
According to the hackers, the documents were obtained from a previous hack of Pentagon defense systems, as well as mobile devices owned by individuals working for or in conjunction with the military.
As of this writing, approximately one hour after the hack was first identified on the Centcom Twitter page, the account has been suspended and all linked data, including pictures releases of war game scenario and personal details of personnel are being wiped, presumably by U.S. National Security teams.
Among the data, which was retweeted hundreds of times before Centcom’s Twitter account was suspended and shut down, the hackers released maps specific to China and North Korea including military objectives, operational areas, missile threat assessments, and even military units that would be responsible for taking control of specific targets.
The following Tweet sampling was captured in image form by the Washington Post, though the Tweets themselves have now been scrubbed from Centcom’s account.
Among other things, the attackers modified Centcom’s header and replaced it with their own image, which included an image of an ISIS rebel and “CyberCaliphate.” A Caliphate is a form of Islamic government led by a Caliph, an individual who is purportedly a successor to the Prophet Muhammad.
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