The avatar and header image on the Albuquerque Journal’s Twitter profile were replaced with pro-Islamic State graphics Tuesday afternoon.
The person or group running the account published what it purported to be sensitive information compromised from other computers, including federal law enforcement bulletins sourced to a Tennessee-based intelligence fusion center and a program that appeared to show driver’s license information for New Mexico residents.
The Desk reported the compromise to officials at Twitter and withheld a report on the incident until the account was restored.
In messages posted on the website PasteBin, the group responsible for the compromises said residents of New Mexico and Tennessee were specifically targeted because of U.S.-led campaigns against Islamic State targets overseas. The notes contained links to several dozen documents reportedly taken from compromised computers.
FBI officials say they are investigating the matter.