The hacking group known as Anonymous has claimed responsibility for targeting hundreds and Twitter accounts and thousands of Facebook pages and dozens of email addresses because of their connections to ISIS according to CNN on Friday. Their campaign is called Operation ISIS or OpISIS. Last month Anonymous made a declaration of war against ISIS extremists last month in a YouTube video, saying they would track down their websites and social media accounts and take them down. Anonymous posted a video Friday warning ISIS that they will be treated like a virus and they are the cure. They ended the video by saying we own the Internet. This latest hack has the potential of delivering a major blow to ISIS online media strategy. ISIS has utilized the power of social media to recruit, issue threats and posting killings. Late Tuesday, a group that identified itself as the ‘CyberCaliphate’ hacked into Newsweek’s Twitter account to promote its propaganda.
Dazed Digital reported that Anonymous released hundreds of social media accounts that were identified as Islamic militants and posted them to a Pastebin link. International Business Times reported that at least one ISIS sympathizer threatened to kill members of Anonymous if the group continues its campaign. Read More at Examiner.com
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