According to a press release from the US Attorneys Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, a malevolent hacker associated with the Islamic State (also called ISIL or ISIS) has received 20 years in US prison for activities conducted last summer.
Despite being called “idiots” by the Islamic State after declaring “total war” on the expressly terrorist organization, hacktivist group Anonymous has already taken down more than a few thousand pro-ISIL Twitter accounts. Two days into the keyboard war and Anonymous claims to have gained control of roughly 5,500 ISIS-related Twitter accounts.
The group has also created a new website which will be utilized for allowing everyday Internet citizens to report ISIL social media accounts not already on the legendary hacker group’s radar as well as other information. Currently, the site is locked down behind username and password, but presumably will be made more public in the [...]
Several websites from California to Somerville, Massachusetts have recently been hacked in the classic way, their contents being replaced by a message from the attacker, in this case the militant Islamic State group currently engaged in civil war in the middle east.