The United States Military’s Twitter account for their Control Center in Florida has been hacked by ISIS sympathizers.
They are threatening the lives of those in the US Military and their families. “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back. We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children,” proclaims the group, even threatening the lives of children.
The hacking is part of a movement that ISIS supporters are attempting to spread throughout the Internet. The hacked twitter feed read, “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad,” the group is also responsible for hacking the Control Center’s YouTube account, where they have posting links to classified Pentagon Documents, and propaganda surrounding ISIS.
This hacking is part of a newly vitalized virtual form of terrorism, one that they are calling the Cyberjihad. “You’ll see no mercy infidels. ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” and it is true, the hackers could potentially have the accessibility to breach any of our databases and accounts, after seeing what they have done so far.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest had only this to say about the incident, “There is a pretty significant difference between what is a large data breach and the hacking of a Twitter account. “We are still examining and investigating the extent of this incident.” His level of concern can be taken several ways, either he is actually concerned about the incident, or he actually believes that the hacking of a twitter account does not call for the amount of attention that it is gaining.
Any form of terroristic action should be a sign that we may be vulnerable in ways we have not considered. No matter the severity of breach, any incident should constitute the same means of examination and prevention so it cannot happen again. President Obama is on the same wavelength where he states in a speech at the Federal Trade Commission, “This is a direct threat to the economic security of American families and we’ve got to stop it. “If we’re going to be connected, then we need to be protected.”
@Centcom Via Twitter
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