ISIS Affiliated Group Hacks Newsweek's Twitter Account
@Newsweek, the Twitter account for the magazine Newsweek, was taken over for 14 minutes, from 10:45 to 10:59 this morning by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS, otherwise known as ISIL or the Islamic State.
Once Newsweek notified Twitter of the situation, they were able to regain control of the account. The group, which calls themselves the Cyber Caliphate, changed Newsweek's profile picture and banner to a masked man and the signature black flag of ISIS with a message stating "Je su IS IS," which seems to be a counter to the "Je suis Charlie" meme that was popular after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris a few weeks ago.
While the Cyber Caliphate had control of the Twitter account, they posted threats to Michelle Obama (prompting the FBI to become involved in the investigation) and messages praising cyber jihad.
Other Twitter victims of the Cyber Caliphate include of the US Central Command and Taylor Swift. They are also suspected of hacking the website of the International Business Times.