A Cyber war between Anonymous and ISIS is currently is being taken seriously, involving lot of damage being taken by the ISIS group. There have been a series of events that led to the Cyber war between Anonymous and ISIS.
Cyber War between Anonymous and ISIS:
The hacktivist group Anonymous declared war against ISIS after the Paris attacks that was on 13th of November (Black Friday). By posting a video on YouTube, the group said it would use its knowledge to ‘unite humanity’ and tip-off the terrorists to ‘expect us’.
To this the ISIS militants called Anonymous – “IDIOTS” and simultaneously started spreading instructions through its affiliated official channels on Telegram on how to prevent getting hacked by Anonymous. The Anonymous retaliated by taking down 20,000 ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts in order to take revenge from ISIS for the deadly Paris attacks.
More than 20,000 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS were taken down by Anonymous.
The hacktivist group has provided a list of all the Twitter accounts that have been taken down and also claimed to have successfully taken down more than 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts from the Internet.
In the latest video by Anonymous, a spokesman in Guy Fawkes mask said:
Hello, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. It is time to realize that social media is a solid platform for ISIS’s communication as well as neutering their ideas of terror amongst youth. However, at the same time, social media has proved it is an advanced weapon. We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts used by terrorists.
As the ISIS group influences its massive power of social media platform to radicalize young people, spread its message across the globe and recruit foreign groups to its fight. And therefore Anonymous is on a rampage to take down all the ISIS members Social existence. Indirectly giving the rise to a full fledged Cyber war between Anonymous and ISIS.
ISIS, we will hunt you and take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you. From now on, there is no safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure
– the spokesman said in the video message.
Anonymous also released a series of guides for getting involved in the group’s OpParis Cyber war campaign against ISIS. The how-to instructions include methods to hack websites associated with IS, as well as details on how to identify and take down the group’s social media accounts. Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share info on OpParis. Encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills.
Here’s the link to GUIDE.
A document ‘Noobguide’ for anyone wanting to learn how to hack and join in the Cyber war. Second, ‘Reporter’, explains how to set up a Twitter bot to investigate ISIS-affiliated social media accounts. And the third, a ‘Searcher’ guide, is for finding ISIS websites. This will come crucial to the Anonymous and will rapid the Cyber war between Anonymous and ISIS.
Pic source: Security Affairs
Meanwhile ISIS produced its own guide warning its supporters how to prevent being hacked by Anonymous. A message from ISIS group was forwarded around to various other ISIS-affiliated Telegram channels, according to Anonymous, who shared the post on their Ghost Security Twitter account. This included steps to prevent their members from getting hacked.
The Anonymous VS ISIS Cyber war is since then continued, meanwhile the French government launched full-scale operations against ISIS. They launched “massive” air strikes on the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital in Syria. And thus destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Al-Raqqah, where Iraqi intelligence officers say the attacks on Paris were planned.
Pic source: Mirror
Twelve aircraft including 10 fighter jets were dropped with a total of 20 bombs in the biggest air strikes since France extended its bombing campaign against the extremist group to Syria earlier this year.
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