News Anonymous Takes Down 5,500 ISIS Accounts, 24 Hours After ISIS Called Them “Idiots”

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    The hacking group Anonymous said Tuesday it has taken down 5,500 Twitter accounts tied to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    The loosely affiliated collective recently declared cyber war on ISIS in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks on Paris that claimed more than 120 lives.

    On Tuesday morning, “OpParis,” the team orchestrating the digital assault on ISIS, tweeted, “We report that more than 5500 Twitter account of #ISIS are now #down! #OpParis #Anonymous #ExpectUs.”
    Several hours later, OpParis tweeted a link to other ISIS targets, declaring “#ISIS tries to stop us, but we’re smarter.”

    The link to a post on the text-sharing site Pastebin contained the Web addresses of alleged ISIS-affiliated websites, dark Web pages, Twitter accounts, Tumblr accounts, Facebook pages and Web servers.

    While Anonymous lacks any hierarchy, the group has frequently turned its hacking skills on terrorist groups.

    In the wake of the ISIS attacks on the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January, Anonymous declared a similar campaign to expunge the online tools ISIS was using to recruit members, disseminate propaganda and plan attacks.

    The hackers ended up posting hundreds of social media accounts and websites that it claimed were affiliated with the jihadist group. It also launched a series of denial-of-service attacks on ISIS sites, flooding the pages with phony traffic to disable them.

    Although Anonymous has earned praise for its cyberattacks on ISIS, the anarchist group’s tactics and methods remain controversial.

    It was heavily criticized last year for incorrectly identifying the shooter of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

    And in recent weeks, Anonymous fell short in its promise to “unmask” 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members, releasing a list of around 375 alleged Ku Klux Klan members that appeared largely culled from public data.

    While the group’s impact on ISIS remains to be seen, some security experts are cautioning that Anonymous may spur a backlash from hackers sympathetic to ISIS.

    “Retaliation on French-based companies following the Anonymous response to the attack in Paris is expected,” said an alert from security firm Radware, which is monitoring the OpParis campaign.
    http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecu...s-it-has-elimiated-5500-isis-twitter-accounts
     
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    never publicly piss off horny geeks. you risk awakening the monster.
     
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    That's #great they #took them #down!
     
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    OMG. However will they kill more people?
     
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    Those ISIS guys must really be smarting from this thorough beating. Srs froggy, don't want to piss you off.
     
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    Why are ISIS accounts allowed on Twitter anyway? Why does anonymous have to take them down? why doesn't twitter do it?
     
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    So it's all over, right?
     
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    Yes its all over and victory has been declared.

     
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    sarcasm not your strong smoot?
     
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    Twitter is more likely to censor accounts critical of fundamental Islam than ISIS. That's not hyperbole, and I'm not joking.
     
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    you ever ask twitter for support? their people are less than useless.
     
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    I heard on the news that some intelligence agencies do not want their social accounts taken down because it allows said intelligence to more easily track the bad guys.

    :dontknow:
     
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    both of these statements make sense.
     
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    Next thing you know Anonymous will temp ban the ISIS accounts on Dawg Shed. #ExpectUs #GaryPageTwo #MultLivesMatter
     
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    Freedom of speech, they actually will give you this answer....you can complain to twitter about serious problems and they will do next to nothing...the worst being your account will be deleted...not IP blocked though.

    They will act quickly if it's child porn though...an account had up post after post of kids in bathing suits and it went down with one complaint.


    Taking down twitter accounts is not really tough if you have a crew of people...you just bait them to @ you directly and spam block them.

    This guy is someone they have been trying to go after for years...he does the same stuff by himself..and makes fun of them.
    http://jesterscourt.cc/
     
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    No shit. How about hacking their bank accounts and shutting down their revenue streams? #NoBrainer #MyPurpose #NSAL
     
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    You guys are underestimating cyber warfare , having the no lifer American geeks on your side is a big asset lol

    most ISIS communication is being done through social media accounts.

    I'm not saying it has a direct impact but it's a good support attack if we have Americans screwing up their social media efforts.
     
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