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OpISIS: Anonymous Takes Terrorist Group's Social Media Accounts Offline

| 9 Feb 2015 20:30

"#OpISIS" sees dozens of ISIS-linked Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked or taken offline.

Anonymous today announced that its latest "hacktivist" target is ISIS, the terrorist/political group that has taken territory in Iraq, Syria, and Libya.

The Anonymous assault has been branded #OpISIS, and the primary goal appears to be the disruption of ISIS social media channels and recruitment operations.

"Operation ISIS continues, says the voiceover on the above video. "We are Muslims, Christians, Jews. We are hackers, crackers, hacktivists, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy from next door...We are young or old, gay or straight...We come from all races, countries, religions and ethnicity. United as one, divided by zero."

So far, Anonymous claims that it has taken roughly 90 ISIS-associated Twitter accounts offline, along with a dozen associated Facebook pages.

The hacktivist campaign starts shortly after ISIS showed video of a Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot being burned alive on video -- the same pilot that Jordan was trying to secure freedom for via a prisoner exchange. After the video went wide, Jordan started a new, aggressive air strike campaign against ISIS targets.

Anonymous launched a similar campaign against websites linked to the Charlie Hebdo attacks last month.

Source: Anon HQ | ZDNet

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