WASHINGTON – The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was suspended Monday after it was hacked by ISIS sympathizers, a defense official told CNN.
“We can confirm that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account was compromised earlier today. CENTCOM is taking appropriate measure to address the matter,” a defense official told CNN.
A series of unusual tweets were published with apparent warnings from ISIS, as well as links, images and Pentagon documents that reveal contact information for members of the military.
The first tweet was published at about 12:30 p.m. ET and read: “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS.”
The account’s profile photo became a black-and-white image of a person wearing a Keffiyeh, or scarf, around their head.
By about 1:10 p.m. ET, the account was suspended.
Central Command’s YouTube page was also apparently hacked and contained videos of what looked like war propaganda by militant fighters.