Anonymous versus ISIS – Hacktivism against Cyber Jihad

For the past few weeks, members of Anonymous and supporters of ISIS have been battling each other over the social media networks.

First, several Twitter accounts were created under the hashtag #No2ISIS to protest against ISIS activity in Iraq. Then, on June 21, 2014, an Anonymous-affiliated group called TheAnonMessage uploaded a public press release via YouTube about a cyber-attack targeting countries that support ISIS, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.

On July 1, 2014, the Twitter account @TheAnonMessenger tweeted that the #No2ISIS cyber operation would continue until Anonymous decided otherwise.

The pro-Islamic Hilf-ol-Fozoul Twitter account also accused ISIS of being a protégé of the U.S.

Contrastingly, several Muslim hackers that support ISIS responded to the Anonymous declarations by adding the hashtag #OpAnonymous to their tweets. To boot, a very active hacker nicknamed Kjfido tweeted this message to Anonymous members.

Kjfido presents himself as a cyber-jihadist and an official member of the ISIS Electronic Army.It should be mentioned that there is no evidence that the ISIS Electronic Army actually exists, although there is a Twitter account by the name @electonic_ISIS that tweets about ISIS activity and its agenda.


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