Breaking News: Islamic State Hack Social Media Accounts of U.S. Central Command — CyberCaliphate Attack Propaganda Stunt — Videos

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Story 2: Breaking News:  Islamic State Hack Social Media Accounts of  U.S. Central Command — CyberCaliphate Attack Propaganda Stunt — Videos

Hacked! U.S. Military Command’s Twitter and Youtube Accounts Attacked!

U.S. Central Command twitter hacked – CNBC.com
Central Command social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

Social media accounts for the U.S. military’s Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the command posting threatening messages on Twitter and YouTube to American troops.

The first rogue tweet was posted about 12:30 p.m. It appeared to come from sympathizers of the Islamic State militant group. The Central Command has orchestrated the U.S.-led airstrike campaign against the militants in Iraq and Syria and is beginning to train Iraqi troops to respond to the threat in the region.

The background and profile photo of the Centcom account were both changed to show an apparent militant and the phrases “CyberCaliphate” and “i love you isis,” using one of the acronyms for the militant group.

U.S. Military Command Hacked by ‘ISIS’
The Twitter account and YouTube channel for U.S. Central Command were hacked Monday by someone purporting to be aligned with ISIS. Both accounts were covered in pro-ISIS propaganda, including messages warning American soldiers to “watch their back” and ISIS recruitment videos.

Nancy A. Youssef reports while there were claims in the tweets that ISIS had access to personal information, the pictures attached, which included phone directories, are available on Pentagon websites. It took about an hour for Twitter to suspend the compromised @CENTCOM account.

US Military Twitter Account Hacked as Obama Proposes Improved Cyber Security

U.S. Military’s Central Command Accounts Hacked By Islamic State

U.S. Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by IS sympathizers

CyberCaliphate Attack: US Central Command Twitter, Youtube hacked

President Obama’s speech on identity theft and cyber attacks

The attack, which occurred while President Obama was giving a speech on cyber security … cyber attack was occurring, giving a speech about identity theft and cyber attacks.
Central Command’s Twitter Account Hacked…As Obama Speaks on Cybersecurity
Wired‎ – 36 mins ago
Live: Obama addresses data privacy and cyber issues at the FTC

President Obama Speaks on Tackling Identity Theft and Improving Consumer and Student Privacy

The President will host an event at the Federal Trade Commission offices in Washington, DC to lay out his next steps in his plan to improve confidence in technology by tackling identity theft and improving consumer and student privacy. He will discuss the next steps in his BuySecure Initiative on consumer financial protection and new efforts to bring more innovation to the classroom by bringing peace of mind to educators and parents.

 

 

U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

By Dan Lamothe

Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents.

The command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were eventually taken offline, but not before a string of tweets and the release of military documents, some of which listed contact information for senior military personnel. A Centcom spokesman confirmed their accounts were “compromised,” and that the military was investigating.

Virtually all of the documents posted appear to already have been publicly available online, but the incident is nevertheless embarrassing to the U.S. military. Centcom oversees the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and frequently posts videos of airstrikes on its social media accounts.

The first rogue tweet was posted about 12:30 p.m. and the account was not suspended for about another 40 minutes. The background and profile photo of the Twitter account were both changed to show an apparent militant and the phrases “CyberCaliphate” and “i love you isis,” using one of the acronyms for the militant group.

“AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK,” one tweet said.

The YouTube and Twitter accounts of U.S. Central Command were suspended after apparent hacking by Islamic State sympathizers. (Reuters)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is “examining and investigating the extent of the incident.”

“This is something we are obviously looking into and something we take seriously,” he told reporters Monday, adding he didn’t have a lot of information. He said that there is a “pretty significant difference” between “a large data breach and the hacking of a Twitter account.”

The Centcom YouTube page also appeared to have been hacked, with two Islamic State propaganda videos added to the page and the same “CyberCaliphate” banner posted. The YouTube account was eventually “terminated due to repeated or severe violations” of YouTube’s guidelines, the website said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/01/12/centcom-twitter-account-apparently-hacked-by-islamic-state-sympathizers/

 

Live: Obama addresses data privacy and cyber issues at the FTC

by Robert Hackett

Obama presents new data privacy plans at the FTC as part of his series of State of the Union Address previews.

Today at the Federal Trade Commission, President Obama is set to unveil new plans for data privacy and identity theft protections. “The President delivers remarks and lays out his next steps in his plan to improve confidence in technology by tackling identity theft and improving consumer and student privacy,”says the White House schedule of the talk, which slotted to start a few minutes before noon Eastern.

Two new pieces of legislation are anticipated, reportsThe New York Times: First, the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which would create a national 30-day standard for companies to disclose to customers that their data has been stolen. (Currently,a collection of state rules create a confusing legal environment for companies coping with data breach disclosure.) Second, the Student Data Privacy Act, which would protect students and educators’ information from technology companies.

Obama has been delivering spoilers for his legislative proposals to get the citizenry pumped ahead of his State of the Union Address next week. The intentional leaks—or “SOTU spoilers”—buck against the executive office’s typical strategy of keeping everything secret until day of the address.

Cyber security has become a top priority for government and private companies since a series of high profile breaches have rocked U.S. enterprises. In November, Sony Pictures Entertainment discovered it had been breached—an event culminating in the president calling out North Korea as responsible for the attack. Before that, J.P. Morgan, Home Depot and Target suffered other notable breaches.

Tune in here for video, and coverage.

*1:13: Apparently hacked @CENTCOM Twitter account seems to have been suspended. More information here.

12:32: President Obama thanks the FTC and leaves stage.

*12:30: During President Obama’s speech, U.S. Central Command’s Twitter account appears to have been hacked by ISIS sympathizers and it has leaked apparently sensitive information.

12:30: President Obama touts California having recently passed data privacy legislation that protects student data from being subject to targeted advertising and marketing.

12:28: President Obama proposed the Student Digital Privacy Act, which would prevent companies from using data collected on students in classrooms for marketing. That information should only be used for education, he says.

12:25: President Obama says “we want to make sure our children being smart and safe online.” Companies should not be collecting information on kids without the permission of parents, he says.

12:22: President Obama proposes “a single strong national standard” so that Americans know when their information has been breached or misused. He proposes a 30-day standard. Right now there is a costly “patchwork” of state-by-state disclosure laws, he says.

12:20: Obama says this week he’s addressing consumer and student data privacy protections, cyber security improvements and broadband access.

12:15: Obama takes stage at FTC. He used to work with Ramirez at the Harvard Law Review, he says.

12:12: Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez begins introducing President Obama.

11:55: Talk scheduled to begin.

https://fortune.com/2015/01/12/obama-ftc-data-privacy-cyber-security/

 

 

Obama lays out new data-protection bills

– The Washington Times – Monday, January 12, 2015

Marching toward his State of the Union address later this month, President Obama on Monday laid out new privacy proposals to protect American consumers and students from identity theft and data breaches.

In a speech at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, Mr. Obama proposed a variety of new steps, including legislation that would require companies to notify customers within 30 days if their identity has been stolen or if other data breaches have occurred.

The president cast the proposal as central to a growing economy in the 21st century, saying data breaches represent a serious threat to the financial security of all Americans.

“This is a direct threat to the economic security of American families and we’ve got to stop it. If we’re going to be connected, then we’ve got to be protected. As Americans, we shouldn’t have to forfeit our basic privacy when we go online to do our business,” Mr. Obama said.

The 30-day federal standard, should it be passed by Congress and become law, will replace state laws on data-breach notification. Those laws differ from state to state.

Retailers strongly back the president’s proposal.

“We applaud the president and his administration in their continued efforts to push and enact cyber- and data security policies that protect consumers while providing much-needed focus on concrete steps that can be taken now in order to protect consumers and businesses alike from cyber criminals,” said David French, senior vice president for government relations at the National Retail Federation.

The president also put forth a plan to protect the personal information of students. Mr. Obama said he’s introducing legislation that would make it illegal for companies to sell student data for anything unrelated to education, and also would protect students from targeted advertising based on data collected in school.

“Data collected on students in the classroom should only be used … to teach our children, not to market to our children,” Mr. Obama said.

The president announced an updated version of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, first proposed in 2012. The White House will release the revamped legislation within 45 days, Mr. Obama said.

Mr. Obama also said banks such as JPMorganCase and Bank of America have agreed to make credit scores available for free to their customers.

In addition, the Department of Energy also released a new “voluntary code of conduct” for utilities and other parties that handle data related to energy usage.

The president will continue his focus on cybersecurity and Internet access throughout the week, leading up to his State of the Union address on Jan. 20.

On Tuesday, Mr. Obama will talk about U.S. efforts to enhance cybersecurity. On Wednesday, he’ll speak on plans to provide broadband Internet to more Americans.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/12/obama-lays-out-new-data-protection-bills/

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