Anonymous 'trolling' campaign against ISIS set for Friday
The logo for the cyber hacking group ‘Anonymous’ is seen on computer screens.
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Hacktivists call for "mass uprising" to combat extremist group's fear-mongering and "mock them for the idiots they are."
The cyber war on Islamic State continues. The hacking collective Anonymous was allegedly set on Friday to spearhead a "trolling" day against ISIS in the latest move in the hactivist's "war" against the extremist group.In a post purportedly authored by the group on the public pasting forum Ghostbin, social media hackers were urged to mock ISIS on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram YouTube and in the "real world."The call for action also included a list of demonstrations apparently planned in various cities in the US, Mexico, Canada, the UK, France and Spain. The post explained that the goal of the "mass uprising" against ISIS was to combat the Islamist group's fear-mongering and "mock them for the idiots they are.""They thrive off of fear they hope that by their actions they can silence all of us and get us to just lay low and hide in fear. But what many forget and even they do is that there are many more people in the world against them than for them," read the post. Following the Islamist group's claim of responsibility for the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris, Anonymous declared a cyber war on the group.
The international network of activist computer hackers has claimed responsibility for many cyber attacks on targets around the world.
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