Anonymous, the online hacktivist group notorious for its successful cyber-attacks against various big players including the governments and intelligence agencies has declared war against the ISIS in the wake of recent terror attacks in Paris.
It is worth noting that when Anonymous warned ISIS of its attack, the militant organization called Anonymous “Idiots”, and now Anonymous wants to show ISIS what its idiot members can really do. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
Anonymous Vs. ISIS
Anonymous had recently claimed to have taken down more than 5,500 ISIS Twitter accounts, now the hacktivist group wants to take this war against terror to a whole new level.
The hacking group wants to disrupt the online communication, recruitment, and fund raising process of ISIS and is hence going after its websites, and social media accounts of various suspected militants.
Anonymous is also doing various kinds of attacks on ISIS and its affiliates including DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks for taking down militant websites and the associated fund-raising platforms.
How ISIS Uses The Web For Spreading Terror?
ISIS militants are internet-savvy and have very active accounts on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
As reported by The Atlantic, there were more than 46,000 Twitter accounts affiliated to ISIS having an average of 1,000 followers each.
ISIS also uses the popular encrypted instant messaging app Telegram for spreading its message of terror, and is believed to have more than 100,000 followers on the secure messaging platform.
The militant group is also maintaining a 24×7 Jihadi Help Desk for assisting its foot soldiers spread the message of terror, recruit new members, and launching new attacks.
Anonymous Wants Public To Take The War To ISIS
Considering the fact, that it will take them too much time to take down all ISIS-affiliated handles and accounts on the web, Anonymous wants the public to join the cyber-war against terror.
And Here comes the interesting part of this story…
Anonymous has published various guides for the public to help them fight ISIS online. These easy to follow guides contain detailed step-by-step instruction on how to do various types of attacks, setting up bots, and identifying ISIS related social media accounts.
The 3 types of guides published by Anonymous are NoobGuide, Reporter, and Searcher.
‘The Noob Guide’ focuses on various types of website hacking methods, while the ‘Reporter guide’ is all about setting up a Twitter bot for uncovering ISIS accounts, and ‘Searcher guide’ has all the info that one needs to identify ISIS websites and social media accounts.
Now before your head fills up with all the crazy ideas for taking revenge from ISIS, let me warn you that it might have consequences too. We advise you to use your own good judgment before taking any step.
On the other hand, you can check out the guides published by Anonymous and learn some interesting stuff.
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