Anonymous cyber war against ISIS is still alive and ongoing. CtrlSec: The Islamic State online arm made strategical changes, especially on operational techniques. We need to stay on top of everything that goes on to be one step ahead of them
Anonymous online war against Daesh is still ongoing, despite the media hype on their cyber attacks has died out in the recent months. Difesa e Sicurezza reached them to ask what’s going on and an assessment on OpISIS. Here’s what the hactivists, coordinated through the CtrlSec Twitter profile, explained. “We still have a lot of volunteers from all over the world, as our targets are open sourced we pretty much depends on individuals that volunteer for the case”. They also need to continuously update their TTPs as Islamic State’s cyber propaganda arm made “strategical changes, especially on operational techniques. We need to stay on top of everything that goes on to be one step ahead of the IS supporters”. The propaganda’s core, however, remains the same: “Its rather spread all over, so they do get the messages they want published through their media channels in different mediums”.
The hactivists: Daesh online propaganda “is back to a lowest level of activity, similar to 2018 after a surge in 2019”, but is not over. It supports Daesh kalifs and ops, “in a new era of war against ‘crusaders’”. In January 2020, “in average, we found 167 new ISIS accounts per day”
But Daesh online propaganda, despite suffered hard blows by hactivists, is still live. It’s related especially to “support Islamic State ‘on the ground’ and their ‘kalifs’ – Anonymous cyber army underlined -. The cyber jihadists spread propaganda and a mix of victimization and pseudo-religious prophetic belief in a new era of the war against ‘crusaders’ – OpISIS added -. This as a response to a defective identity construction”. This is confirmed by the last stats of the hacker’s offensive. In January 2020, “in average, we found 167 new ISIS accounts per day”. The good news is that it seems that Islamic State propaganda “is back to a lowest level of activity, similar to 2018 after a surge in 2019”. But, according to CtrlSec, to win definitively is necessary “a true joint operation to clean up between all the countries, that has a raising problem with this kind of propaganda and recruitment”.