Consider its motto: “We are Legion.”-Anonymous and ISIS
Anonymous is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites.
Q.What do they do?
Anonymous Group is well know for fighting against the unjustice and protecting the online activists people. Anonymous is a independent hackivist group which has no leader no commanders.
Q.What is Anonymous?
The name Anonymous itself is inspired by the perceived anonymity under which users post images and comments on the Internet. Usage of the term Anonymous in the sense of a shared identity began on image boards, particularly the /b/ board of 4chan, dedicated to random content. A tag of Anonymous is assigned to visitors who leave comments without identifying the originator of the posted content.
The online Hacktivist group Anonymous declared War against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) that claimed responsibility for the horrific terrorist attacks that rocked Paris last week.
In response to the Anonymous’ warning of launching their “biggest operation ever” against the terrorist group, ISIS militants called Anonymous – “IDIOTS”.
It seems like Anonymous has taken ISIS response very seriously and the group has started carrying out their attacks against the terror organisation.
Anonymous First ‘Cyber Attack’ on ISIS
Soon after its war declaration, Anonymous claimed to have taken down more than 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts in #OpParis (Operation Paris).
In the past, hackers and organizations associated with Anonymous brought down websites allegedly connected with ISIS and claimed to have taken down thousands of ISIS accounts, disrupting their social media recruitment efforts.
So, calling Anonymous idiots doesn’t make them idiots, because the hacktivist group has proved itself to be fully capable of launching successful attacks – and ISIS knows it.
So How Anonymous can Defeat ISIS?
When taking into consideration ISIS’s extensive presence on Twitter, taking down its social media presence is the actual key to defeating the terror group, and it does make an impact at worst.
So, taking down the group’s 5,500 Twitter accounts could be the first step towards disrupting ISIS online propaganda.
No doubt, we doesn’t have any silver bullet solution to this problem, neither cyber attacks can vanish ISIS from its roots, but at least hackers can disrupt their online propaganda that may disable them to plan or plot Paris-like terrorist attacks.