Syrian Electronic Army Threatens to Hack CENTCOM – Defense One

The Syrian Electronic Army takes to Twitter to threaten an attack on U.S. Central Command if the United States conducts cyberwarfare operations against Syria.

The shadowy hactivist group that supports the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Friday that the strike would reveal “the U.S. command structure was a house of cards from the start.”

SEA also tweeted a warning to President Barack Obama:

CENTCOM officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Bob Gourley, a former CTO for the Defense Intelligence Agency and editor of CTOvision.com, said that while serious, an SEA attack would probably not disrupt CENTCOM operations. “This is a very capable group that has done some very significant things against well-defended targets. They may have found weaknesses in CENTCOM web servers that can be exploited. I believe this threat should be taken very seriously.”

via Syrian Electronic Army Threatens to Hack CENTCOM – Defense One.

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