The accounts were taken offline for a few hours after they got hacked by a group of hackers claiming to be the supporters of the Islamic State militant group which is being targeted in Syria and Iraq by the U.S. military. Centcom oversees these Middle-Eastern operations.
We're back! CENTCOM temporarily suspended its Twitter account after an act of cybervandalism. Read more: http://t.co/hiwvSp3uWt— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 13, 2015
The accounts were compromised for about 30 minutes by a group calling it "Cyber Caliphate."
The hackers posted a number of statements on the targeted Twitter feed and uploaded two videos linked to the Islamic movement on the YouTube channel.
The cover image for the Twitter account was also changed to "I Love ISIS."
“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad,” the Central Command Twitter feed said after being hacked.
Another tweet read “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back!”
The hackers also published some internal military documents on Twitter, including a list of U.S. generals with their respective contact details. The tweet was titled "Army General Officer Public Roster (by rank) 2 January 2014."
Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren said the Defense Department "views this as little more than a prank, or as vandalism."
"It's inconvenient, it's an annoyance but in no way is any sensitive or classified information compromised," he told a press briefing.
The case is still under investigation by FBI.