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Hacker Patriots – ISIS Recruiting Site Replaced With Viagra Ad

Hacker Patriots – ISIS Recruiting Site Replaced With Viagra Ad

When one thinks about hackers it usually is in reference to someone who steals credit card numbers and causes mayhem on the internet. But can a hacker also be a patriot?

A group called GhostSec could very well be patriots.

According to their website ghostsec.org “Our mission is to eliminate the online presence of Islamic extremist groups such as Islamic State (IS), Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab in an effort to stymie their recruitment and limit their ability to organize international terrorist efforts.”

UK publication Independent.co.uk has reported this group has replaced an ISIS recruiting website with an ad for viagra. It included a message indicating there was “Too Much ISIS,” and “Enhance your calm,” and “Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely and so we can upgrade our infrastructure to give you ISIS content you all so desperately crave.”

GhostSec is purported to be an offshoot of the “hackivist” group called Anonymous, well known for attacking government and corporate websites.

Author’s note:  This is a brand new twist on asymmetric warfare. Terrorists are effective because they are hidden. They make people feel powerless and less confident in their leadership. Now the tables are turned, a hidden group is attacking the terrorists, making them seem powerless, and potential new recruits less confident in the terrorist leadership.

This is VERY effective. In their recruitment, they are selling “power,” so any time you can make such arrogant bastards look stupid and powerless it is devastating to their recruitment efforts.

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