Syrian Electronic Army Hacks USCENTCOM And Threatens To Leak Hundreds Of Secret Documents
Swati Khandelwal has an online article in this morning’s (Sat., March 15, 2014) in “TheHackerNews.com,” with the title above. Mr. Khandelwal notes that the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), aligned with Syrian President Bashir Assad, uploaded a screen shot “showing” that they have hacked into USCENTCOM’s central repository of “Army Knowledge Online,” which provides web-based enterprise information services to the U.S. Army, joint, and Department of Defense (DoD) customers.
SEA tweeted, “this is part of an on-going operation, and we have already successfully penetrated many central repositories.” The group also threatened to expose hundreds of Secret documents that the group claims to have obtained this recent hack. “In the coming days, we will update you with specific details and hundreds of documents that the SEA has obtained.”
At this time, it is unclear if the SEA has indeed successfully hacked into CENTCOM’s central repository or AKO, or both, but, the group mentioned POTUS Obama’s decision to attack Syria with electronic warfare as their main reason for attacking CENTCOM.
According to Mr. Khandelwal, the SEA gave a warning last month that (Feb. 28, 2014) — via a tweet, that “the next attack will prove the entire U.S. military command structure was a house of cards from the start.” V/R, RCP.