We all know that Islam and ISIS have nothing in common. If you are still in doubts, we want you to check your facts again or read the following.
In a recent event, Muslim hackers got into ISIS’s Amaq—their propaganda network—after the terrorists claimed that it’s entirely unhackable.
However, just hours later, the Muslim activities who collectively call themselves Di5s3nSi0N hacked into Amaq networks getting their hands on the 2,000 subscribers email addresses.
The ISIS made their claims in these words: “In response to recent events, we have imposed more stringent security measures on our systems. We can now handle email attacks or any type of hack.”
For Di5s3nSi0N, it was quite a petty challenge as just three hours later, they were able to hack into Amaq’s foolproof network. After they hacked into the network, Amaq’s subscribers got a new email but it wasn’t sent out by Amaq but the hackers with their logo and warning: “We have hacked the full ‘secure’ email list for Amaq,” it said. “Daesh…shall we call you dogs for your crimes or snakes for your cowardice? We are the bugs in your system.”
According to The Independent, the email list contained emails for 1784 subscribers.
Di5s3nSi0N also wrote on their Twitter account: “Challenge complete – too easy!”
About Amaq, it’s ISIS key media outlets that they used to issue international terror attack claims and for publishing updating from battles across the Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Amaq has been facing lots of attacks recently which has forced them to rapidly switch their websites and encrypt them. But even after then, hackers haven’t forgiven them. Amaq’s automated email service was amongst the few last reliable channels that ISIS had.
When hackers got into Amaq’s website, they disabled all of their updates and Tumblr account. The only thing that still worked was Amaq’s Telegram messaging service.
Di5s3nSi0N is a vigilante hacking group that’s been targeting ISIS networks and sites. Their mission statement reads: “We the steadfast youth of ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jammah [Sunni Muslims] are back to break Daesh.”
Di5s3nSi0N believes ISIS members to be traitors who are following a false Caliph.
While hackers haven’t been able to get into Daesh’s Telegram, there are now multiple Telegram accounts in the name of Daesh which has left ISIS supports in confusion as to which one is real and which is not.
According to The Independent, the appalling news is that the Jihadi content is viewed the most in the UK than anywhere else in the world.
While online vigilantes are hyperactively working on retaliating against ISIS and its networks, online platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. are also doing their part in tracking and hunting downs accounts that are proliferating extremist content.
According to some analysts, ISIS has been losing control of its propaganda outlet. According to Charlie winter, a senior research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR), “Isis may be less productive than ever, but the quality and ambition of its propaganda remains head and shoulders above that of its rivals,” he wrote for the BBC. He also said that ISIS can hardly issue 20 pieces a week these days.
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