“ISIS is a virus that Anonymous plans to cure; so far the hacktivist group has put the hurt to the online ISIS terrorist presence by knocking out websites spreading jihadist propaganda and social media accounts that have been used for recruiting new members,” Darlene Storm reports for Computerworld. “In the first wave of a massive cyberattack, the hacker collective managed to ‘destroy months of recruiting work’ for the terrorist network ISIS.”
Storm reports that Operation ISIS (#OpISIS) is underway; Anonymous vowed:
ISIS: We will hunt you, Take down your sites, accounts, emails, and expose you.
From now on, no safe place for you online…
You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure…
We own the internet…
We are Anonymous; we are Legion; we do not forgive, we do not forget, Expect us.
“ISIS has a huge online presence, having accounts on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Tumblr, Instagram, and lists goes on. Those accounts are used as recruitment tools and to spread the terrorist network’s propaganda. Although the Anonymous collective is working to get those accounts of ‘terrorist scum’ suspended, ISIS supporters released a how-to for avoiding online surveillance and for growing that presence by bypassing the daily Twitter limit on following accounts,” Storm reports. “Anonymous has also been launching DDoS attacks to hammer on ISIS-related websites until they are knocked to their knees and then completely offline.”
Read more in the full article here.
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