- The first hacked tweet was sent about 12:30 p.m., appearing to come from sympathizers with the Islamic State. The hackers shared what they claimed to be war scenarios and personal information on U.S. military personnel.
- The CENTCOM YouTube page also appeared to have been hacked with two Islamic State propaganda videos uploaded to the page a “CyberCaliphate” banner added. Below is a screenshot.
- Observers quickly noticed that the information posted on Twitter by the hackers was not classified.
- Others commented that while the hack was not as dangerous as initially thought, it is embarrassing for CENTCOM and worrisome for military officials who had personal information posted.
- Some criticized what they believed to be a slow response from Twitter in suspending the account.
- The hacktivist collective Anonymous made their own effort to track down the perpetrator.
As seen onnewsobserver.com
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