The Pardu

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wars As Never Before Seen! Hacking Wars

A European group of Anonymous Hacktivist have come-out with a declaration of cyber war against ISIS and Al Qaeda in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murder of12 cartoonist and editorial professionals.

The Internet activists released the following press release within days of the attack (and associated killing of a French police woman the following day).
This is a press release by anonymous.
In the case of the terror attack against Charlie Hebdo, as we had previously told you, we plan on shedding light on all these events and give homage to those innocent killed.
The anonymous of all the planet have decided to declare war on you terrorists. We will track you down to the last one and will *kill (destroy) you. You allowed yourselves to kill innocent people. We will therefor avenge their deaths.
We will track all of your activities online. We will close your accounts on social networks. You will not impose your Sharia in our democracies. We will not let your stupidity kill our liberties, and our freedom of expression.
We have warned you. Expect your destruction. We will track you everywhere on the planet. Nowhere will you be safe.
We are anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forget.
We do not forgive.
Be afraid of us, Islamic Sate and Al Quaida. You will get our vengeance.
An early (declaration) video has been posted worldwide with clear declaration regarding freedom of speech and warnings of dire internet consequences.

January 7, 2015

On couple of days later yet another video was posted as a reminder of the horrors of the Kosher retail establishment hostage taking and subsequent rush from French police. published the following verbiage along with the video.
The Belgian 'branch' of Anonymous posted a video message to YouTube describing a new campaign against jihadists, called #OpCharlieHebdo. 
The video, which features someone wearing the Guy Fawkes mask and speaking with their voice obscured, explains (in French) that its members have decided to "declare war on you, the terrorists" - referring to Al-Qaeda and ISIS specifically. 
"We will track you down - every last one - and will kill you,” the spokesman says. "You allowed yourselves to kill innocent people, we will therefore avenge their deaths." 

Anonymous may target Jihadist websites in the same way that someone has been hacking French websites and posting the ISIS flag
Anonymous may target Jihadist websites in the same way that someone has been hacking French websites and posting the ISIS flag
The figure says that 'hacktivists' from around the world will track all of jihadist activities online and close down  their accounts on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. 
"You will not impose your sharia law in our democracies, we will not let your stupidity kill our liberties and our freedom of expression. We have warned you; expect your destruction." 
The press release ends in typical Anonymous fashion: 
"We will track you everywhere on the planet, nowhere will you be safe. We are Anonymous. We are legion. 

"We do not forget. We do not forgive. Be afraid of us, Islamic State and Al Qaeda - you will get our vengeance."
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More from the various wings (factions) of Anonymous a few days later.

January 12, 2015

It appears the Internet has become the battlefield for low to no cost battles, that are often more irritating than disastrous. A few days after the last declarative threat from Anonymous the ISIS Internet supporters lashed out at US soldiers via hacking the CENTCOM Twitter page. 

Now, why in the hell would CENTCOM need a Twitter page...I DIGRESS.

ISIS supporters attack Central Command's Twitter Page.
US officials confirmed that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account and its YouTube account were suspended 40 minutes after being compromised at around 1.09pm.
After the hack attack the CENTCOM Page looked like this. Washington Post CENTCOM-hacked-3 A bit later, after discovery of the hacked page.
 Still down: At around 6pm the US Central Command's Twitter account was still suspended as the cyber hack was investigated
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The nascent internet battles are intriguing and a sign of our times. I cannot help but wonder if the attackers of CENCOM will bother to turn their internet wherewithal against Anonymous. If you want to stretch your imagination a bit more, how about the prospect the very ISIS supporters (who hacked CENCOM) might have some splinter affiliation with anonymous and may have expanded their hacktivist activities in-line with issues that are more close to their fight against dogmatic authoritarianism.

Other reports related to Anonymous Vs ISIS

I predict governments (especially the US) will commence with measures to bring the free reign internet into so order of protocol. A dangerous undertaking, but we have people who wantonly kill based-their beliefs and who use social media in ways that possibly should experience some form of control.

As to the matter of this internet war, my money is on Anonymous!

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