Indian hackers have joined hands with online hacktivist group Anonymous in a cyber war against ISIS following the Paris attacks.Indian Anonymous members are helping in identifying ISIS websites, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
According to reports, these Indian hacking groups which are working Anonymous banner, have not only taken down bulk ISIS-linked Twitter accounts and websites, but are also spying on their chats to foil future attacks.
Earlier the Indian underground hackers used to concentrate their efforts on hacking and defacing websites belonging their perennial enemy Pakistan government. This is the first time the Indian hackers have come together to join the global cyber war on terror called by Anonymous.
“Soon after Anonymous declared war against ISIS, hackers from India have joined them for mission #OpParis. All of us are working under the name of Anonymous. We aim to expose ISIS digitally and the fight will continue till end,” a hacker supporting Anonymous told Mail Today.
The hacker also added their their prime role is to sniff out social media accounts of ISIS members on Twitter and Facebook and launching DDoS attacks on ISIS affiliated website.
“Chats and messages of suspected ISIS accounts are being intercepted to track their moves,” the hacker revealed.
Kislay Chaudhary, cyber security analyst and CEO of Indian Cyber Army told Daily Mail that “All pro-ISIS social media accounts and websites are being exposed and brought down. Hackers are also tracking the server containing ISIS files, documents and data to make it public. In some cases even their personal details and locations were made public so that they can be tracked.”
Soon after the Paris terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of 130 innocent Parisians, Anonymous announced a war on ISIS. Anonymous launched a video saying: “We will launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect massive cyberattacks. War is declared. Get prepared.”
To make their attack more inclusive with online users, the Anonymous also released a series of ‘how to’ guides for people wanting to join the Operation Paris war against ISIS online. Three types of guides are available: a ‘NoobGuide’ for people who want to learn how to hack, a ‘Reporter’ guide, that explains how to set up a Twitterbot to unearth IS accounts, and a ‘Searcher’ guide to find ISIS websites.
Source – Techworm.net