Professional-ISIS hackers threaten Fb and Twitter over crackdowns

Pro-ISIS hackers threaten Facebook and Twitter over crackdowns

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Shock: ISIS is not completely happy that social networks are taking down accounts sympathetic to its trigger. Vocativ has obtained a video from a professional-ISIS hacking group that threatens retaliation towards Fb and Twitter for becoming a member of the US’ marketing campaign to battle on-line terrorist propaganda. The clip insists that the group will take 10 accounts for each one which Fb or Twitter shuts down, and guarantees to ultimately “delete” the websites solely. There’s additionally a phase the place pictures of Fb’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey are riddled with bullet holes.

That is sure to make the websites’ executives somewhat nervous, and the video consists of footage of purported account hijacks in an try to point out that that is extra than simply robust speak. Nevertheless, it is unclear if there’s any meat to the threats. It is easy to supply a video, however it’s one other factor to mount an actual assault. Furthermore, the very existence of the clip means that the account takedowns are proving efficient — there would not be strain to reply if ISIS might merely shrug off the loss and transfer on. Whereas it is little question necessary to take the threats critically, they could say extra concerning the extremists’ harm satisfaction than anything.