Protecting US Central Command's Pinterest Account

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2014 was a banner year for cyber criminals and foreign hackers, from the "Heartbleed virus" to Target to Sony Pictures. That's why President Obama will focus on Internet safety for US companies in his State of the Union address -- and yesterday's hijacking of Centcom's Twitter and YouTube accounts by hackers claiming links to ISIS (the Islamic State) may strengthen his case.

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The White House dismissed the incident as "cyber vandalism," but cyber security is a major priority of the Obama Administration this year. Joseph Lorenzo Hall is Chief technologist for the Center of Democracy and Technology, an Internet advocacy group in Washington.