A computer screenshot shows the U.S. Central Command Twitter feed after it was apparently hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015. REUTERS/Staff
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The Twitter and YouTube sites for the U.S. military's Central Command are back online after being taken over by hackers claiming to support the Islamic State militant group, and Pentagon officials are reviewing some security protocols in the wake of the breach.Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday that it is too soon to tell who the hackers are and where they got some of the official documents they placed on Central Command's Twitter feed Wednesday afternoon. U.S. Central Command Twitter accounts in English and Arabic and the YouTube site were quickly removed from the web about a half hour after the breach, and were back online late Monday night.FBI spokesman Joshua Campbell said the bureau is investigating the Central Command Twitter and YouTube breaches and is working with the Pentagon to determine the scope of the incident.The breach only affected the Twitter and YouTube sites, which reside on commercial, non-Defense Department Internet servers.
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