#Anonymous vs #ISIS: the ongoing skirmishes of #OpISIS

The Cryptosphere

Anonymous OpISIS via  @lexinerus on Twitter Anonymous OpISIS via @lexinerus on Twitter

In the realm of social media wars, some are more fraught than others. There are the inevitable, tiresome third-glass-of-Malbec Friday night spats, and then there are the ones where lives, and possibly immortal souls, are at stake.

Anonymous is expert in both.

For months now, Anonymous has been doing what it does best. Not hacking. Not DDoSing to take websites offline. Nope. What they do best is hunt people, find those people, and taking them out, whatever it takes. And now they are after ISIS.

ISIS has done much of their recruiting work through social media channels: Facebook and Twitter, as well as more esoteric platforms. They use social media, particularly Twitter, as a propaganda tool and on this front they are considerably in advance of NATO and other Western forces, who tend to view such use as more of a risk than an advantage…

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