Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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The online warrior –  known only as ‘WauchulaGhost’ – began targeting jihadist accounts 18 months ago because he believed somebody had to ‘stand up’ to those spreading the hate.

Following the Orlando gay nightclub shooting he decided to replace the pro-ISIS imagery on their profiles with pro-LGBT messages and links to gay porn.

But now he’s revealed his web hijackings have led to horror death threats.

He told CNN: “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.”

The computer expert  decided to make a stand because he said nobody else was.

“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.”

The hacker says it takes him just 60 second to crack an account and he claims most ISIS posters have the technical skills of a 10 year old.

In the past WauchulaGhost has told how much the Orlando attack affected him.

“Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated,” he said.

“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.”

ISIS has been using social media platforms such as Twitter as a tool for spreading propaganda and for recruitment.

Twitter has also taken action and shut down more than 125,000 twitter accounts promoting extremism.

But despite Twitter’s popularity with ISIS members, the group threatened to kill the company’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg for working with authorities.

WauchulaGhost claims to have taken down more than 250 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS supporters and sympathisers.

The ‘hacktivist’  plans to continue the campaign with two other hackers who go by Ebony and Yeti.


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