As the world continues to mourn the lives lost in the Paris attacks, Anonymous is set on revenge.
After declaring war on ISIS, the hacktivist group’s latest effort to ruin ISIS’ form of communication is to rickroll any verified hashtags the group uses.
For the uninitiated, rickrolling is an age-old Internet bait-and-switch where people are tricked into clicking on a link that actually leads them to a video of Rick Astley’s 1987 song, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” According to KnowYourMeme.com, rickrolling first started in May 2007 on 4Chan’s message boards. And now, it’s apparently powerful enough to be used as a weapon in the cyber war between Anonymous and ISIS.
In addition to spamming them with a classic ’80s song, Anonymous published three guides that explain how to disrupt ISIS’ online presence. The guides are titled, “The Noob Guide,” “The Reporter Guide,” and “The Searcher Guide,” and aim to help people with various levels of computer experience smash the terrorist group’s online presence.
ISIS responded to the threats by calling Anonymous “idiots.”
Hacktivist groups aside, Facebook took a misguided step to prevent ISIS from communicating by suspending the account of a women with the first name Isis, NTRSCTN reports. Isis Anchalee is actually a platform engineer in San Francisco and even after providing proof of her passport, she was still unable to get her account reinstated. After three requests, Isis is now back on her social media account.
SOURCE: NTRSCTN, Twitter | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform
Pray For Paris: 14 Heartbreaking Photos Following The Attacks
1. Las Vegas turns the lights on its Eiffel Tower replica off, showing solidarity with Paris following multiple terror attacks.Source:Getty 1 of 14
2. Victims lie on the ground after an attack on Rue Bichat in Central Paris.Source:Getty 2 of 14
3. A young woman cries at a vigil held by a local French community in Sydney.Source:Getty 3 of 14
4. A single rose following multiple terror attacks in the French city of Paris.Source:Getty 4 of 14
5. Players and officials have a moment of silence for victims during the Newcastle v. Central Coast round 6 A-league match.Source:Getty 5 of 14
6. Workers wash blood off of the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.Source:Getty 6 of 14
7. Workers wash blood off the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.Source:Getty 7 of 14
8. A woman sends her love.Source:Getty 8 of 14
9. Two friends hug in the wake of multiple terror attacks in Paris.Source:Getty 9 of 14
10. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.Source:Getty 10 of 14
11. At least 127 people were left dead following multiple terror attacks in Paris on Friday.Source:Getty 11 of 14
12. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.Source:Getty 12 of 14
13. Blood from the scene following the Bataclan Theatre attack.Source:Getty 13 of 14
14. Pray for Paris.Source:Getty 14 of 14
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