Not so Anonymous: Hacker details group’s strategy to defeat Daesh

Published December 2nd, 2015 - 09:18 GMT
"Whenever you defund ISIS, or get rid of their methods of communication, then what are they doing besides sitting there in the sand," said Anonymous hacker Deric Lostutter.
"Whenever you defund ISIS, or get rid of their methods of communication, then what are they doing besides sitting there in the sand," said Anonymous hacker Deric Lostutter.

An Anonymous member has broken his silence on how he and his fellow hackers intend to destroy the so-called Islamic State (Daesh).

Hacker Deric Lostutter was unmasked after claiming responsibility for exposing rapists online in a high-profile case last year.

But while he continues to face potential jail time for his actions, he has turned his attention to targeting ISIS.

He's joined in with the 'war' Anonymous declared on ISIS following last month's Paris attacks which saw 130 people murdered.

He said: "We’re a structure-less, leaderless organization so to speak, I’m a member, you’re a member, your daughter, your sister, your pastor.

"The fact is, ISIS can recruit people anywhere, and by disrupting their communications, we make that a little bit harder.

"They’re fearless, and that’s the hardest enemy to hurt, is the ones that aren’t afraid of dying."

The method Mr. Lostutter uses is setting up a host of fake Twitter accounts that automatically report accounts connected to ISIS and the hashtags regularly used by sympathisers on the social network.

This prevents Daesh from being able to groom and recruit users online.

Mr. Lostutter also revealed that a website which supports ISIS was hacked to replace a propaganda video with an advert for Viagra.

He added: "It fights their way of spreading their extremism. It’s not only effective, but it’s fun at the same time.

"They decided to move to the dark web, ISIS did, to try to avoid Anonymous. Well, that’s like, you’re just living in our basement now.

"Whenever you defund ISIS, or get rid of their methods of communication, then what are they doing besides sitting there in the sand.

"If we all work together towards a common goal, that goal can be achieved."

By John Shammas


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