U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked Jan. 12, reportedly by ISIS sympathizers. Both accounts were suspended.
The account compromises came the same day President Obama proposed new cybersecurity measures, including a national data breach notification law.
CENTCOM is one of nine unified commands in the U.S. military, with responsibility for 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
“We can confirm that the U.S. Central Command Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised earlier today,” Elissa Smith, a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman told Information Security Media Group the afternoon of Jan 12. “We are taking appropriate measures to address the matter.”