These are dangerous times. Today, hackers claiming to be part of the Middle East terror group ISIS say that they are responsible for the dangerous hack of U.S. Defense Department accounts. The accounts belong to the Pentagon and CENTCOM (U.S. defense operations across the Middle East and southern Asia). I have copies of the messages posted by these hackers and share them with you later on in this article.
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First the good news. Both the Pentagon and CENTCOM accounts were suspended almost immediately after the hack was discovered. The bad news is this. The hackers managed to send some terrifying messages and claimed to leak secret documents before they were shut down.
One tweet read "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad." Cyber Caliphate is a group that claims to be part of ISIS and purports to planning a series of cyberattacks on individuals and businesses across the U.S.A.
The tweet was accompanied by pictures of what look like documents revealing the personal information of U.S. military personnel. An official with the Department of Defense confirmed the hack to an NBC News reporter.