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January 13, 2015 11:55 am

Islamic State Hacks US Central Command Twitter, YouTube Accounts

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The Islamic State hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of US Central Command and posted threatening messages as well as propaganda videos. Photo: Screenshot.

Washington Post – Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State took control of the social media accounts of the US military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents.

The command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were eventually taken offline, but not before a string of tweets and the release of military documents, some of which listed contact information for senior military personnel. A Centcom spokesman confirmed their accounts were “compromised,” and said later that the accounts have been taken offline while the incident is investigated more.

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