What are the odds CENTCOM really was hacked by ISIS? Next to zero.


Jacob Siegel at the Daily Beast approaches yesterday's "ISIS hacks the social media accounts of U.S. Central Command" with appropriate and informed skepticism. "The chances it was actually ISIS? Somewhere near zero."

A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military's Central Command on Monday. "I Love you ISIS," the group posted atop CENTCOM's Twitter page, along with threats to American soldiers and a cache of documents it claimed to have hacked.

But all is not what it seems with the cyber jihadis. Privately, defense officials told The Daily Beast they were skeptical that the hacking was conducted by ISIS but said it was too early to say who carried out the attack.

Details here. One fairly big giveaway: whoever hacked CENTCOM seem to be into American indie folk-punk.