January 12, 2015 1:56 pm -

For several minutes, the account carried the message, “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS.”


Another page showed what appeared to be an image from a computer web cam in a military facility. An accompanying tweet said, “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base.”

Shortly after the page was taken over, Twitter suspended the account.

“We can confirm that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account was compromised earlier today,” a Defense official told Fox News. “CENTCOM is taking appropriate measure to address the matter.”

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7 responses to ISIS Hacked U.S. Central Command Twitter Account

  1. Tammy Minton Haley January 12th, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    maybe “social media” isn’t the best use of resources for the military…

    just sayin’…

    does CENTCOM really NEED a “twitter” account…?…or, a “facebook” page, anyway?…?

    • arc99 January 12th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      I could be wrong but I believe that having a Twitter or Facebook account is the only way to track activity and stay current on information posted on those sites that may be useful for national security.

      Of course we could just get the CIA to engage in some black ops, but that is a whole other discussion.

    • ExPFCWintergreen January 12th, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Just the same old Public Affairs Office stuff that used to be done with magazines and press releases and the occasional television show (cf, “The Big Picture,” widely available on YouTube).

  2. ExPFCWintergreen January 12th, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Someone needs to teach ISIS about using all-caps. How rude.

  3. Chinese Democracy January 12th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    lol … they hacked a twitter account that the base uses to announce dances and bake sales? ohhhh scary. I would be concerned if they got into real military command and control .

    Watch YOUR back ISIS .. you have no idea how driven our military is. You usually dont even see us coming.

    • fahvel January 12th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      possibly since no one is comeing but a drone.

  4. jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy January 12th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Are they sure it wasn’t Kim Jong Un pretending to be ISIS?