Hackers Fight ISIS Online By Filling Their Social Media Accounts With Gay Porn

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An anonymous hacker, who goes by the name WachulaGhost, has been filling social media accounts of the Islamic State militant group with gay porn, which disrupted their operations, and brought praise to the hacker from online commenters

Hacking ISIS:

The hacker started to target the accounts belonging to ISIS as he was strongly touched after the shooting that occurred in Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016 which killed 49 people and wounded 53, that’s when he

A US citizen called Omar Mateen carried out the shooting but the terrorist organization claimed responsibility for it.

WachulaGhost felt that someone must “stand up” to the group, that’s when he began to target their Twitter accounts.

After the success of his work and of his Anonymous affiliated friends started to show online, people started praising their actions.

Death threats:

WachulaGhost said that he was able to hack into over 250 social media accounts which are linked to ISIS sympathizers and supporters, which he filled with pro-LGBT+ messages, as well as gay porn and rainbow flags. But as a result of his efforts, he received threatening messages.

Last year, he gave an interview to CNN where he said: “I get beheading images… death threats. ‘We’re going to kill you’ and that’s good because if they are focusing on me they are not doing anything else.”

“We started to take over their accounts with porn and gay pride images basically just to troll them. We thought that putting the naked images would offend them.”

WachulaGhost doesn’t work alone, he has other hackers helping him with coordinated attacks on extremist accounts. Social media platforms should work harder to fight hate speech, according to him.

He said: “If the social media people like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram would stand up and do something it would help.

“Sometimes you have to stand up and make a change for the good.”

Thanks to ISIS supporters’ having limited technical skills, WachulaGhost said that he can access their accounts in less than a minute.

He adds: “One thing I do want to say is we aren’t using graphic porn and our purpose is not to offend Muslims. Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives.”