While I think all of us would consider the below a positive development; it does highlight the issue of cyber ‘patriots,’ and cyber ‘militias’ that act on their own — and, may not be connected to any official or government entity. So, when groups like these do something we don’t like — we cannot hold the state or country where the ‘hack’ originated responsible. This is another reason that cyber forensic attribution is so difficult; and, this issue is only likely to grow in significance and importance in the years ahead. RCP, Fortunascorner
Anonymous “Hacktivists” Strike a Blow Against ISIS
February 8th, 2015 | by CoNN
Anonymous has just struck a massive blow against ISIS recruiting efforts. Hacktivists recently took control of dozens of Twitter and Facebook accounts that had been openly used by ISIS to expand their influence and recruit new members.
The above video explains the attack was coordinated by “Muslims, Christians, Jews” alike. They are “hackers, crackers, Hacktivist, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy next door… students, administrators, workers, clerks, unemployed, rich, poor.” They are also “young, or old, gay or straight… from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity. United as one, divided by zero.”
An important point made by the video is that “the terrorists that are calling themselves [the] Islamic State (ISIS) are not Muslims.” Anonymous further directs a threat to ISIS itself:
We will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails, and expose you…
From now on, no safe place for you online…
You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure…
We own the internet…
We are Anonymous; we are Legion; we do not forgive, we do not forget, Expect us.
The following are some of the Twitter handles that had been brought down by Anonymous and RedCult team in #OpISIS are listed below:
https://twitter.com/ibnhouss > Rachid Abou Houdeyfa
Anonymous states that the Facebook accounts listed below appear to be in close contact with ISIS. We are advised to “keep a close eye” on them.
https://www.facebook.com/ profile.php?id=100007817504822 ====> This are Junaid Hussain AkA TriCk.
https://www.facebook.com/buxy. bux ====> (Recruiter) This woman she to brainwash young people to go to Syria to fight alongside Terrorists of the Islamic State.
This is just the beginning iteems. Anonymous warns that there will be “more to come.” In fact, even as this article is being typed, more accounts are being taken offline.
Anonymous recommends: Protect your PC & mobile devices from hackers & governments & surf anonymously