We all know that Obama hasn’t taken the threat of ISIS as seriously as he should, but after reading these messages, he may view the terrorist group as a little more “existential”.
Newsweek’s official twitter account was hacked Tuesday by a group claiming to be with the Islamic State.Â The group is calling themselves the â€œCyber Caliphateâ€ and they had some disturbing messages directed to Americans and Obama’s family.
They also tweeted,Â â€œWhile the U.S. and its satellites are killing our brothers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan we are destroying your national cybersecurity system from inside. With Allahâ€™s permission we continue CyberJihad inside Pentagonâ€™s computer networks. Today we publish confidential documents from the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center (www.cyb3rc.com),â€
They had control of the site for a half an hour and even changedÂ the accountâ€™s background to read their name, â€œCyber Caliphate,â€ and â€œJe suIS IS.â€
Although itÂ has not been verified as authentic,Â the account was also used to share what appeared to be documents relating to a military cybersecurity defense program.
Newsweek issued a statement saying, â€œWe can confirm that Newsweekâ€™s Twitter account was hacked this morning, and have since regained control of the account,â€
A Secret Service spokesman announced that the agency was â€œaware of the incident and taking appropriate action.â€