Anonymous Publishes Guide to ‘Fighting ISIS Online’ Since the FBI and CIA Won’t
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, and several high-casualty acts of terrorism from the so-called Islamic State in the past week, Anonymous has come out with a series of guides for getting involved in the hacktivist group’s Operation ISIS (#OpISIS) and the related Operation Paris (#OpParis).
OpISIS has been going on for over a year now, as part of a far-reaching cyberwar campaign against ISIS.
Now, the how-to instructions released by Anonymous include methods to hack websites associated with the impostor Islamic State, as well as details on how one can identify and take down the group’s social media accounts, as #OpISIS has been doing by the tens of of thousands.
The International Business Times reports that:
Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share information on OpParis, encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills. They include a “NoobGuide” for anyone wanting to learn how to hack, a “Reporter” guide that explains how to set up a Twitter bot for uncovering IS accounts, and a “Searcher” guide for finding IS websites.
Anonymous says: “Instead of sitting idle in the [chat] channel or lurking around and doing nothing, you can benefit greatly from the different tools and guides that have been provided to you.”
“Your contribution means a lot and we encourage you to partake in all of the Op’s activities if you can, the more the merrier,” the groupwrote.