Anonymous, the mysterious global activist cyber hacking group, wants Friday, Dec. 11, to be “trolling day” with ISIS in its cyber crosshairs.
Trolling is the common term used to target people online to abuse and insult them. The hacking group posted an online message asking the public across the world to mock and humiliate ISIS online on Dec. 11. They stressed that those participating do not have to join Anonymous, but the goal is to torment the group in cyber space.
“We ask you to show your support and help against ISIS by joining us and trolling them//do not think you have to be a part of Anonymous, anyone can do this and does not require special skills,” the message said.
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The group wants people to post their attacks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social networks. Anonymous even gave some ideas of what posters could do to degrade ISIS, including using “mocking photos.” Some of those photo ideas include posting pictures of goats to ISIS members with derogatory remarks about their wives. The group wants those participating to use Twitter hashtags #Daesh and #Daeshbags. The term “Daesh” is a term many in the West use as a derogatory term for ISIS.
The hacking group declared “war” on ISIS after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Part of that war was to take down thousands of ISIS sites from the Internet. The group then announced it would launch “massive” cyber-attacks on ISIS.
Anonymous became a recognizable force after carrying out numerous cyber-attacks against organizations, governments and individuals that didn’t meet its approval. Some of its past targets include PayPal, Mastercard and the Church of Scientology.
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