​Hackers Anger Isis By Filling Its Propaganda Channels With Porn

If you can think of things that would piss off members of Isis, making them look stupid or hypocritical is up there. Now a group of young Iraqi hackers have embarrassed the supposedly tech-savvy terrorist group by posting porn in its official propaganda.

One stunt performed by the hackers was to photoshop a picture of a naked woman into an announcement about a new media centre in Isis-controlled Syria, making it look as though Isis leaders had been watching porn.

Credit: PA

Members of Daeshgram, the Iraqi hacking group responsible for the hacking, said they wanted to spread distrust among Isis supporters about messages sent by the group's official comms channels. Mission accomplished, it looks like.

"Our intention was to flood the market with fake Amaq content in order to dilute the credibility of Amaq - a so-called news agency," an anonymous member of Daeshram told Newsweek.

"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."

Daeshgram - whose name is a pun on Instagram and the Arabic word for Isis, Daesh - concentrates on disrupting pro-Isis groups on the encrypted instant messaging service Telegram, which is often used by Isis supporters.

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Alongside the hacking, Daeshgram inflicted further confusion upon Daesh as it also hit the terror group's media website Amaq with a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. A DDOS attack floods a website with such high levels of incoming traffic that the website is forced to go offline.

With the original website down, the hackers then created an identical version of the Amaq page making fun of the terror group's ideology.

The hackers even spent months studying Isis' media channels so they could mimic their language more effectively. Impressive effort.

This is not the first time that hackers have targeted Isis by flooding their online media with filth.

Just last year the anonymous hacker WachulaGhost tried to disrupt the group's social media accounts by filling them with gay porn.

WachulaGhost claimed to have hacked more than 250 social media accounts linked to Isis supporters and sympathisers, replacing all the content on them with porn and gay pride messages.

WachulGhost told CNNMoney: "There was a few of us... that discovered a vulnerability. We thought, 'Hey let's go start taking their accounts ... and humiliating them.'"

This probably won't be the last time that Isis will be targeted by hackers in this way. Maybe it should just learn to stop worrying and love the pr0n.

Source: The Independent

Featured Image Credit: PA

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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