Syrian Electronic Army claims to have hacked U.S. Central Command


Beware the ides of March, give or take a day. On March 14, the Syrian Electronic Army said it made good on a threat from earlier this month by posting a screen shot of what it says are more than 21,000 documents belonging to U.S. Central Command, also known as CENTCOM, which is responsible for overseeing military operations in the Middle East and other parts of Asia. The screen shot also includes document folders pertaining to several Air Force programs. 

After claiming that the U.S. intends to unleash cyber warfare on Syria, the Syrian Electronic Army tweeted “proof” that it breached U.S. Central Command systems in response to “Obama’s decision to attack Syria with electronic warfare.” A few weeks ago, SEA tweeted cyberattack threats to topple CENTCOM like a “house of cards” if the U.S. launched cyberattacks on Syria. A few moments later, SEA added, “In the coming days we will update you with specific details and hundreds of documents that the #SEA has obtained.” Your guess is as good as mine as to whether that means CENTCOM. SEA hackers seem to be almost constantly attacking someone and rarely claim to have compromised an entity without backing it up with screenshots of the breach.

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