The Pro-hacker group, very well known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) aligned with president Bashar al-Assad, had recently taken down Forbes Website, sending a reminder to the international community that cyber warfare is alive and well, and this time the group has targeted U.S Central Command (CENTCOM).
«This is part of an on-going operation and we have already successfully penetrated many central repositories. #SEA» Hacking Group tweeted.
The Group has threatened to expose hundreds of secret documents that the group has obtained from the recent hack.
«In the coming days we will update you with specific details and hundreds of documents that the #SEA has obtained.»
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) is one of nine unified commands in the United States military. Six of these commands, including CENTCOM, have an ‘area of responsibility’ (AOR), which is a specific geographic region of the world where the combatant commanders may plan and conduct operations as defined under the Unified Command Plan.
The group has given warning in advance at the end of last month, on 28th February via a tweet, “The next attack will prove that the entire US command structure was a house of cards from the start,”.
On asking, The Hacking Group denied to provide any comment or details about the recent attack. The SEA group is popular for its advance phishing attack and had purposely targeted many serious targets like Microsoft, Obama, Facebook, CNN, eBay and PayPal’s twitter accounts & websites in the past and now CENTCOM is suffering the hack.