Hackers looking to fight ISIS in their own way might have found one of the most infuriating ways to troll the Islamic militants by putting pornographic images on the group's official communication channels.
While most young westerners would be thrilled for some steamy entertainment at work, the highly strict and religious extremist group were most likely livid by the injection of pornography into their channel. The hackers who pulled off the epic troll were members of an Iraqi hacking group called Daeshgram.
The group claims they wanted to sow distrust among ISIS supporters by hacking the messages from the group's leaders. One of the images the hackers used shows a photoshopped picture of a naked woman and put it in an announcement about a media center being opened in ISIS-controlled Syria.
The hackers made it seem like the terror group's leaders were looking at pornography. Daeshgram is a play on the word Daesh which is a slang term for ISIS and Instagram. Their main goal is to disrupt ISIS supporters using the encrypted software Telegram.
In an anonymous interview, a Daeshgram member told Newsweek, "Our intention was to flood the market with fake Amaq content in order to dilute the credibility of Amaq – a so-called news agency. Daesh responded by telling supporters not to trust any of the Amaq links.They even had fights among themselves about the topic and deleted each other from various groups."
Overall, the most recent hack targeting ISIS was a success and is just one of many including a 2016 hack by a hacker named WachulaGhost who disrupted ISIS social media accounts by spamming them with gay porn. The hack by WachulaGhost claims to have taken over more than 250 social media accounts of ISIS supporters and sympathizers and replaced their images with pornography and messages supporting gay pride.
WachulaGhost told CNNMoney, "There was a few of us… that discovered a vulnerability. We thought, 'Hey let's go start taking their accounts … and humiliating them.'"
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