Thursday, December 17, 2015

"Anonymous Is Hacking ISIS, But Warns Collaborating With US Government Is 'Deeply Stupid'"

By @daithaigilbert On

Anonymous says its reputation is being damaged by an offshoot that's working closely with the U.S. government. Photo: Reuters

"The hacking collective Anonymous is battling ISIS online, but one of its most important voices has warned members that collaborating with the U.S. war on terror would be "deeply stupid." The shadowy group issued a statement distancing itself from an offshoot, Ghost Security Group, which has been reportedly supplying the U.S. government with information about the Islamic State group in exchange for payments.

"The statement, which came from the highly influential @YourAnonNews Twitter account (1.6 million followers), included a thinly veiled criticism of Ghost Security Group: 'We think it’s great if people want to hack ISIS and publish their secrets,' the group said. 'But engaging in social media censorship campaigns and dealing with intelligence contractors and government agents is deeply stupid. The former will contribute to legitimize the spread of internet censorship and will lead to the increased censorship for everyone, including Anonymous.'

"The statement goes on to say that close relationships with government agents will result in many more informers within Anonymous as well as damaging the group’s reputation 'as it will lead to a view that Anonymous is too close to U.S. intelligence interests.'"

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Anonymous said...

go get them Anonymous, go get all the dirty bastards

OrbsCorbs said...

What he/she said. ↑

Anonymous said...

"Collaborating with the U.S. government is 'Deeply Stupid' -