|The hacking collective has launched another wave of attacks against Islamic State: the group took over its social media accounts and gave them a rainbow makeover.
Anonymous announced its war on Isis last year, when the group first took control of about 100 Twitter accounts after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. Today, after the murder in a gay club in Orlando, a hacker named WauchulaGhost said he had taken control of nearly 200 accounts belonging to Isis supporters. Instead of locking the users out of the accounts or reporting them to Twitter, the hacker has given them an LGBT-flavored makeover.
Twitter has already suspended some of the hacked accounts, but some remained online longer than others, still under the control of the hacker. WauchulaGhost explained his motivation as a protest against the Islamic State to defend Orlando victims. First of all, the hacker posted explicit gay porn and rainbow flags, but he dialed back after hearing from users who supported the idea but not the practice.
It is not quite clear whether such actions can help the wider fight against terrorism online. Supporters of Isis usually rapidly switch accounts after being suspended by social networks. They also have well-designed systems that allow to share the names of new accounts with old followers. In most cases, the suspended user emerge back online shortly after with a new digit added to the end of their username.
Anyway, it might appear more useful than the last online operation of the hacking group against Isis. At the time, Anonymous was spamming Isis-related hashtags with videos of Rick Astley’s song Never Gonna Give You Up.
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
|Right, it's anonymous. Like the CIA is going to leave the note "CIA Wuz Here." We are really stupid top believe everything we read.|
|posted by (2016-06-19 18:34:26)|
|good i hate isis cos there nothing but ANIMALS after they shot a 10 year old kid for swearing on a football pitch what GOD are they folowing?? SATAN evil F@*cers|
|isis aka Sissy boys!|
It's known they love their goats & sheep.
|posted by (2016-06-20 01:49:44)|
|they loved young boys n child most and shout aloha snackbar everywhere!|
|Isis are just a bunch of Goat & Sheep shaggers with nothing else to do in their spare time so they bomb places for no reason but the more they try get us to fear them the more they fail.F*ck Isis and all followers of them.Considering Bin laden got caught and shot my money is on these c*nts getting caught to and hopefully the gas chamber.|
|posted by (2016-06-22 08:37:33)|
|Why would a terrorist even be on the internet? And Anonymous is prolly like 10 different groups, some even 3 letter alphabet groups, etc.|
|ISIS is the USA.|
Twitter is the USA.
Anonymous' critique is directed against the USA.
|So much for training, funding, radicalizing, and arming "moderate rebels" to overthrow Libya and Syria. If hackers wanted to really hurt them they'd try to trace them back to whatever CIA funded training facility they're at and expose them. With the NSA monitoring all this stuff they could stop those tweets fast but they don't because then they wouldn't have a justification for their job.|
FYI: For future reference, the only "moderate rebels" that would still kill islamic radicals and not become radical, are called Shaolin Buddhist Monks.
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