Yep you read that right. Yesterday, the Pentagon’s command for forces in the middle east’s social media accounts were hacked by ISIS sympathizers.
This shocked the nation and called into question our cyber security. If the Pentagon can’t protect themselves how can we?
But now a CRAZY nugget has been reported on: The source of the attack is believed to have been in MARYLAND!
Are there sleeper cells we aren’t aware of in the U.S.?
WASHINGTON — The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the Pentagon’s command for its forces in the Middle East were hacked Monday, according to U.S. Central Command.
The command’s Twitter and YouTube sites “were compromised for approximately 30 minutes,” a statement released by CENTCOM said. “These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers, and both sites have been temporarily taken offline while we look into the incident further. CENTCOM’s operational military networks were not compromised, and there was no operational impact to U.S. Central Command.”
“We view this as little more than a prank,” said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. “No (Pentagon) systems or computers were compromised.”