Hacker Collective ‘Anonymous’ Sets its sights on ISIS

ISIS, the terrorist group responsible for the deadly Paris attack last week has a new enemy: the hacker collective ‘Anonymous’, known for their DDoS attacks and for doxing their enemies.

Their current method of working against ISIS is to identify and take down twitter accounts used by ISIS and its supporters, in an attempt to hurt ISIS internal communications.

After the Paris attacks, 5,500 twitter profiles were taken down, with Anonymous and other hackers claiming responsibility.   Working against ISIS has been involved less hacking and more mapping, with hackers working to map ISIS’ social media usage, identify handles and report them to twitter.

This cat-and-mouse game will continue as ISIS moves its communications off of twitter and onto encrypted message applications like Telegram.

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