Anonymous defaces more than 200 ISIS Twitter accounts in solidarity with those killed in the Orlando night club shooting.
Anonymous Hackers hacked into 200 ISIS Twitter accounts by replacing the usual radical jihadi messages with gay pride ones and linking to gay pornography.
The above is being done to avenge the gruesome killing of scores of gays in an Orlando gay nightclub a few days ago. The recent hacking initiative also marks a new turn in the ongoing battle between the hacker’s group Anonymous and the middle-east based terror organization ISIS. The Orlando shooter had pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call made mid-way during the shooting incident while the ISIS also claimed the shooter as one of its own and had rejoiced the mass killing.
Anonymous had earlier declared war on ISIS post the latter’s dastardly terror attack in Paris last year.
One particular Anonymous affiliate who goes by the alias ‘WauchulaGhost’ has been waging war against ISIS by taking control of Twitter accounts of the terror supporters for months now. He along with Ebony and Yeti claims to have seized control of more than 200 Twitter accounts which has since been defaced with messages of gay pride. The rainbow theme which identifies with the LGBT struggle has also been used generously.
Twitter on its part has taken down those accounts completely as part of its drive of having zero tolerance towards terror or hate material. However, the company did not confirm if the said accounts have indeed been hacked even though the screenshots provided by the group do prove otherwise.
Twitter further clarified they have deleted more than 125,000 accounts that were found promoting terror and hatred via its channels as part of a drive that began around mid-2015.
WauchulaGhost meanwhile also made it known their move to deface the Twitter accounts with gay messages were in no way meant to hurt the sentiments of those practicing Islam. Instead, those are directed almost entirely at ISIS.
“One thing I do want to say is we aren’t using graphic porn, and our purpose is not to offend Muslims,” said WauchulaGhost. “Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim, and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives.”