Hackers are infiltrating Isis by putting porn on its propaganda channels

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Saturday 25 November 2017 12:45
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A group of hacktivists from Iraq have reportedly launched a new operation against so called Islamic State.

The hackers have put pornographic images into the terrorist group’s propaganda pages.

The group are called Daeshgram; a tongue-in-cheek reference to ‘Instagram’, the popular photo sharing social media platform, and ‘Daesh’, a word many people use to refer to Isis.

The hackers’ aim was to sow distrust among ISIS members by infiltrating its messaging platform, as well as its websites, Newsweek reports.

So, what exactly did these hackers do?

One of the group's first actions was to Photoshop a pornographic scene into an Isis announcement.

A propaganda video of Isis supporters listening to the announcement was made to look like they were actually watching a naked woman.

One Daeshgram hacker told Newsweek:

Our intention was to flood the market with fake Amaq content in order to dilute the credibility of Amaq - a so-called news agency.

Daesh responded by telling supporters not to trust any of the Amaq links. They even had fights among themselves about the topic and deleted each other from various groups. 

Many Daesh clicked on it and saw it as fake. The odd thing is that when Daesh marked the content as fake, even more Daesh clicked on it to understand why a genuine looking link and content is fake. 

The group reportedly also launched a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) (a popular weapon which bombards a website with traffic until it is forced offline) on the terrorist group’s so-called ‘media’ website.

Then, the hackers created an identical version of the website and filled it with content that mocked the terror group.

Isis previously claimed it was "unhackable and 100 per cent safe".

H/T Newsweek

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