Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

World News

Anonymous criticized for declaring ‘full scale cyber war’ against ISIS

Anonymous

An Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account has declared a “full-scale cyber war” against the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis) with the aim of tracking down members of the group throughout the world who “continue to use Twitter for propaganda”.

The new Operation Ice ISIS campaign was launched over the weekend with a Twitter account declaring: “Welcome to Operation Ice #ISIS, where #Anonymous will do its part in combating #ISIS’s influence in social media and shut them down.”

However, Yahoo news is reporting that as soon as the campaign was launched, other members of the Anonymous collective voiced concerns that starting such a campaign could put members of Anonymous based in Syria and Iraq in danger.

Another influential Anonymous account – @YourAnonCentral – was among those strongly criticizing the account, claiming that “people who have been friendly in the past or supportive of Anon can be targeted for it.”

While the account has retweeted a picture of what looks like an IS Twitter account being hacked by Anonymous, the account in question is in fact a parody account.

Commander X?

The account also posted a video claiming to show a member of IS taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge (ice bucket challenge: a video clip featuring oneself awash, fully or partially clothed, with ice water as a token of support for ALS), but this has also been shown to be a fake.

It is unclear who is behind the account though some suspected that it was Commander X (aka Christopher Doyon), a well-known member of the online movement who last year claimed to have quit Anonymous.

However this link has been denied by other accounts previously associated with Doyon.

 

This is the fake ISIS video-release:

 

 

Courtesy of : iHLS Israel Homeland Security

Newsletter



Advertisement

You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...

Entertainment

The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.

Travel

After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.

Advertisement