“What they gonna hack?”
That’s the question ISIS has for the hacker collective Anonymous, which declared “war” on the Islamic extremists (for the second time this year) after the recent Paris terror attacks.
In a recent message to ISIS members, the group did not seem too worried about the online threat and referred to members of Anonymous as “idiots.”
“The Anonymous hackers threatened in new video release that they will carry out a major hack operation on the Islamic State (idiots),” the message said. “What they gonna hack…all they can do is hacking twitter accounts, emails etc…”
The entire post can be seen below:
Meanwhile, Anonymous claims to be doing exactly that, hacking Twitter and email accounts supposedly associated with the Islamic State. According to the Independent, the group has released personal information for at least one person it claims is a recruiter in Europe (although they have been wrong in the past), and claims “5,500 accounts” have been removed from Twitter because of its efforts. That number has not been verified. Even if it’s true, I doubt it would have much of an impact on the daily lives of ISIS’s Yazidi sex slaves. However, it might have some impact on the group’s recruitment efforts, which rely heavily on social media.