Pro-ISIS Group Cyber Caliphate Hacks Newsweek Twitter Account, Send Message To Obama Family

February 11, 2015


On February 10, 2015, the pro-ISIS group Cyber Caliphate successfully hacked the Twitter account for Newsweek magazine, using the account to tweet ISIS propaganda and what they called classified data (the material included an “unclassified” designation). The account also tweeted a Valentine’s Day message to Michelle Obama which read: “Bloody Valentine’s Day #MichelleObama! We’re watching you, you [sic] girls and your husband! #CyberCaliphate.” Another tweet included names of fallen mujahideen and a threat to continue publishing “confidential documents.”

Following are some of the tweets that were sent before Twitter administrators regained control of the account and deleted the tweets (some of the information has been blurred out by MEMRI):