Hackers vs. Terrorists: ISIS calls Anonymous ‘idiots’ for declaring war

“While it sounds like a mobile game you’d play to kill time, hackers vs. terrorists is sadly a real war,” Chris Smith reports for BGR.

“The hacker collective that goes by the name ‘Anonymous’ recently posted a video on YouTube declaring war on ISIS in response to the attacks on Paris that left 129 dead and hundreds injured on Friday night,” Smith reports. “Anonymous wants to ‘launch the biggest operation ever’ against the terrorist group, and ISIS is apparently taking notice – though the organization apparently believes Anonymous are ‘idiots’ for even considering digital warfare.”

Smith reports, “‘What they gonna hack?’ ISIS asked, noting that so far, hackers have only managed to hit ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts and email addresses.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take:

Terrorism is horrible and must be stopped. All of us must do everything we can do to stop this craziness… These people shouldn’t exist. They should be eliminated… You don’t want to eliminate everyone’s privacy. If you do, you not only don’t solve the terrorist issue but you also take away something that is a human right. The consequences of doing that are very significant. — Apple CEO Tim Cook

SEE ALSO:
Edward Snowden and spread of encryption blamed after Paris terror attacks – November 14, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook advocates privacy, says terrorists should be ‘eliminated’ – February 27, 2015
Anonymous hacktivists hammer ISIS terrorist network – February 9, 2015
Anonymous declares cyberwar against Islamic terrorists over Charlie Hebdo attack – January 9, 2015

54 Comments

  1. Well, they kinda are idiots. I mean what are they going to do? DOS ISIS? I know, let’s ransomware their hard drives. Ok ok… let’s wipe their Arkham Asylum achievements. Oh I’ve got it. Release a phony document showing members of Congress that are members of ISIS.

        1. Typical arrogance by some here who seem to think ISIS is a bunch of goat herders. They are quite sophisticated with considerable computing assets that allows them to operate and as such are vulnerable and suseptable to attack and infiltration just as we are though clearly not so advertised and open about their systems. Everything they run and organise from organising attacks to the massive vine rial assets they run in oil and other commodities will have some level of digital presense and though infiltration will be difficult it is entirely possible to disrupt their activities and beyond the secret services whose techniques will be easier to determine no one is more capable of damaging ISIS if they are serious about doing so. If it were not they wouldn’t waste time throwing a hissy fit about it. The more they are being hurt the more they will hit out. My only confusion is that I thought they hack ready declared war a year ago.

          1. Spy…Considering their paradigm is based in the 7th cent., they may as well be herding goats. Maybe you’d prefer the more “humble” opinion of the Mpls Dem running for office, and asked to quit campaign after he said: “ISIS “isn’t necessarily evil” and is “made up of people doing what they think is best for their community?” Or, should we say with respect, they run their ministry of death with aplomb?

          2. The fact that ISIS/ISIL is, or may be very sophisticated in internet operations just EMPHASIZES the dangers of the governments of the world requiring technology companies to build back doors into internet security. Cyberterrorism is a real threat that could do instant and widespread damage to our digitally integrated economic systems, intimately tied to the internet.

            If ISIS/ISIL is not the greatest threat to cyberterrorism, there are plenty of other candidates around the world who are. Wake up Politicians, Please!

    1. I guess disrupt ISIS’s social media and website propaganda presence, thereby hopefully preventing them getting their message out and stopping your local “troubled teen” from becoming brainwashed ISIS cannon-fodder.

      Works for me all in all. Fight them on the beaches, fight them in the fields etc.

    2. I mean what are they going to do? DOS ISIS?

      Don’t underestimate those guys. They’re fully capable of freezing or deleting Daesh’s bank accounts, just to name one thing.

      -jcr

  2. Turn Syria into a sheet of glass, as an example. If that fails to squelch the delusional fervor, do the same to the next Islamic extremist shithole.

    A real American U.S. President with a pair of brass balls is what is required now, as always.

      1. Only God knows what’s down in that pants suit, exactly, but it’s nothing this country needs. Quite the opposite.

        Whatever it is, one thing’s for damn sure: It doesn’t interest Bubba in the least.

        1. I think what terrifies this moment in time to many liberals is the kind of world emergencies many perceive that Democrats can’t cope with, even though many have, just prior to an election. Obama isn’t helping in that perception. It’s not a touchy-feely world anymore (if it ever was). But it also feels we’re “damned if we do and damned if we don’t.” Shrillary & Billary are the worst answer to a question of what this country needs.

    1. Your “real American President” was George Bush, who started the wars that created ISIS, and allowed Cheney’s Halliburton to give ISIS more than $100,000,000 worth of weapons to use against us.

      1. Actually, Obama’s premature, timetable-based pull out of Iraq, worldwide apology tour signaling U.S. weakness that created a power vacuum, the mess he made with Egypt, Bengazi deaths, lies and all, and his meaningless red line with Syria, among other weaknesses and screwups are what created Isis.

        Experience matters. Obama didn’t have it and should have never been elected. But for white guilt, he never would’ve been.

        1. Actually, the agreement to pull out of Iraq was signed by Bush Jr., and the Iraqi government would not re-negotiate it. Embedded in that agreement was a clause that stated that any US soldiers operating in Iraq after the withdrawal date would be subject to Iraqi law. Obviously, no president in their right mind would leave soldiers on the ground in Iraq under those circumstances. So the blame for the pullout truly does lie with Bush, who agreed to those terms.

          As always, First , a little independent research would have served you better.

        2. The Status Of Forces Agreement that codified the timetable for pulling out US forces from Iraq between the United States and Iraq was signed on November 17, 2008, about two weeks after the election that elected Obama as president and about 60 days before he became President by taking the oath of office.

          The SOFA negotiations process itself was overseen by Robert Gates and Condoleeza Rice between July 2008 and November 2008, both acting as part of the administration of President Bush.

          Bush himself hailed the agreement which you neatly ignore.

          As for the decision by the Obama administration to leave no boots on the ground after December 2011, there was no choice given that the Iraqi government had stated that US forces and contractors would be subject to Iraqi law (!) after that date which no US president or Congress would tolerate; of course – unless you receive all of your information from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh – you would know this or you are quite simply trolling in the face of known matters of public record.

  3. I think it’s safe to say everything that ISIS says is a bit disingenuous and self-serving. Anything that stifles their Internet activity and general communication is a good thing.

    I’ve thought though for some time the thing that will do in mankind in is technology in some kind (certainly the movies have taught us that). The stuff that empowers individuals also does dangerous groups and often in unforeseen & multiple ways. I know, “well duh.”

  4. Do we really want hackers combatting terrorist cells while they hide behind their computers and masks and leave the rest of the populace to deal with the consequences of their actions?

  5. The United States has a responsibility to defend our values. — Ted Cruz

    I’ll tell you what’s shameful is that the President after seven years still refuses to utter the words radical Islamic terrorism, claims that somehow [it’s] a religious test. [It’s] not that at all. It is understanding the nature of the evil we face. — Ted Cruz

    If my father [a Cuban immigrant] were part of a theocratic and political movement like radical Islam that promotes murdering anyone who doesn’t share your extreme faith or forcibly converting them, it would make perfect sense [to] not let someone in who a embraces political philosophy and theology that says ‘murder the infidels.’ — Ted Cruz

    It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Reagan. — Ted Cruz

    1. Yeah, I just saw those damn Catholics across town feeding hundreds of homeless (Obama “economy”) as they do day in and day out without fail and without asking for anything. ERADICATE THEM!

      1. Did Jesus tell his followers to kill anyone who won’t convert to follow him in loving their neighbors and humbly giving to others because the kingdom of God has come near? I must have missed that.

        1. No, but did Jesus tell his followers to live in a Renaissance Palace surrounded by priceless art and money and cover up decades if not centuries of systematic child abuse whilst the world’s poor starve?

          There are grades of evil in the world. Any religious organisation that holds itself up as whiter than white is lying to you. And that’s certainly true of Catholicism.

            1. Exactly what I posted…

              “Catholicism is hardly without its own problems.”

              Anyway, I’m done with this. It’s a distraction from the main conversation.

            2. You’re all ignorantly missing the point. It’s all fairytail nonsense garbage! It’s not real! People are devoting their time, money, mind, and resources to bullshit. It hurts progress (otherwise we would have cured cancer via DNA modification by now), and humanity.

            3. Well yes. The supernatural stories are certainly grand embellishments on real events. No argument there. Personally, I wish they’d can all that stuff and just focus on what it means to be a decent human being.

              Having said that, it doesn’t mean that Jesus was not an extraordinary man who undoubtedly said and did many good things. I’m sure Mohammed was in many ways a good man for his time as well. Their legacies echo thunderously through in our collective human experience, which stands as an undeniable testament to their ideas and beliefs.

              People have got to believe in something more than they are – something or someone they can aspire to be like. It’s in our nature. Conventional religions try to answer that by filling a very real void in many people’s lives. All it takes is a few evil men seeking power for themselves to twist the minds of those who desperately search for something more to life.

              I am not in any way a religious person. But I cannot see the logic of blaming conventional religions for the manifestation of the depraved and inhuman cancer to the human soul that is now known as Daesh. The Nazi’s were not born of religion. But they managed to create hell on earth.

  6. How about a simple solution? As soon as we get the current Muslim out of the White House, of course…….

    Elect a president who loves America and has the stones to pull it off. Call a presser. State clearly the next act of terrorism, no matter now small, results in a tactical nuke being dropped on the biggest training camp for ISIS we find. If that doesn’t work, the next attack results in a minor ISIS city being nuked. If that doesn’t work, then we’ll take out a major ISIS city. And if that doesn’t finally deter them, the next nuke takes out a holy shrine.

    Think they’ll get the message. Enough with playing with these 7th century illiterate animals. Time to make them die in big, nasty chunks.

    1. You dipshits just don’t get it. There are no “ISIS cities”. There are some cities where ISIS has established control, but the populace are their captives, not their political base. “Turning those cities to glass” will just kill hundreds, if not thousands of innocents and prove to the political leaders in the region that they really do need nukes to stand up to America. We’ve been acting stupidly in the region since the ’80s. Now is not the time to move to really stupid.

    2. ISIS brainwashes its followers into blowing themselves up for a cause. How does threatening them with being blown up for their cause dissuade them from this? They want exactly the reaction you’re proposing.

      Trust me, I get your sentiment. Everyone is pretty sick of these tossbag thugs waving their guns around and murdering, me included. We just have to think how best to wipe them out. Your idea won’t work. It’s already been tried on a smaller scale over and over again.

      1. A wise man once said never leave an enemy alive to fly at your throat. A dead terrorist is no threat to anyone. And a dead terrorists friends and relatives can’t breed new ones.

        Its a war of attrition now, sir. Someday in the not-to-distant future we may very well have to decide if we want to survive, and if we want our Judeo-Christian principles and values to survive. If we decide yes, we have to make harsh choices. If we choose no, we better learn the Koran real quick…….

        1. The battle in Syria is all but over. Same with Iraq. ISIS are now on the retreat, and with Russia, France, even the Kurds all piling on the heat they aren’t going to have any of their territory left pretty soon. What are you going to bomb there that isn’t already empty ruins?

          Sadly this isn’t an enemy you can bomb out of existence. They want death, albeit a glorious one. They attract people who want glorious death too, and they’re spread out in pockets all over the place. Including, as we just found out, Belgium. How many bombs will you need to achieve your result?

          We need to be cleverer, much cleverer. The traditional tactics aren’t going to work. To kill this beast needs something different.

          1. If they want death, then I say give it to them. in spades. In great big huge piles. Bombs….missiles….we can do this. And not a single American/Western life need be risked. Just fly and drop. Fly and drop. And if all we do in the end is make the ruins more ruined, so what?

            As for your “something different”? Do tell sir. I’m all ears. But you’re whistling past the grave yard, and you know it. These animals only understand one thing: strength. They see wanting to talk and to understand as weakness, and they pounce. You don’t talk to 7th century illiterates who want to die in the name of their so-called god. You make them DEAD. Dead, dead, dead, Because a dead enemy can’t kill you any more.

            1. “Something different” means disrupting their income, preventing their propaganda getting out, and starving them of the endless supply of new recruits their strategy requires. Much easier to wipe out an enemy in a targeted fashion when you’ve cut that enemy’s ability to fight you beforehand.

              Think less like an American and more like the Chinese. Stop chasing quick gratification and play the long game.

    1. I’m sure it did upset the NSA’s surveillance tactics. They probably lost what they believed to be valuable sources of information. No matter. They’ll just have to adapt and focus more on “humint” side. While unplanned, this may be an opportunity to watch how Daesh changes their mode if communications. It is more likely that they’ll make some mistakes and revival info they did not intend.

  7. Good for Anonymous, they are doing their part the best way they know how.
    As for ISIS, you can call the group idiots, but you guys are punks and @$$holes for killing unarmed civilians. I can’t wait until France’s military and other countries put a bullet in each of your head to end your terrorist and coward life.

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