tech2 News StaffJun 17, 2016 11:25:00 IST
WauchulaGhost is a hacktivist associated with Anonymous who is giving free rainbow themed face lifts to Twitter accounts associated with ISIS, according to multiple media reports. Using the hashtag #GhostOfNoNation, WauchulaGhost is taking over the accounts, and engaging the followers in arabic conversations. This gives him access to more accounts. He then reveals that the account is compromised, which confuses the ISIS Twitter operators, because they do not know whom to trust. The next step is to replace the ISIS imagery and content with gay pride images and LGBT content. The ISIS flags are being symbolically replaced with rainbow flags.
WauchulaGhost had been carrying out his vendetta against ISIS for a while, being active on Twitter since 2014. He amped up his efforts after an ISIS supporter went on the worst mass shooting spree in US history in a Florida nightclub that was frequented by the LGBT community. WauchulaGhost started attacking ISIS associated Twitter accounts by replacing the content with gay porn. He was requested by his followers to be more sensitive about porn, so WauchulaGhost started using gay pride images instead, according to a report in the Washington Post.
WauchulaGhost aggregates information on the ISIS accounts with the help of other Twitter users tracking the activities of ISIS on the social media platform. When engaging directly with ISIS supporters through the accounts, WauchulaGhost uses his network of contacts to translate to and from Arabic. WauchulaGhost has a day job, and spends eight hours a day in the job, and eight hours a day fighting ISIS, according to a report in CNN Money.
WauchulaGhost told Newsweek that he has taken down more than 200 accounts associated with ISIS. The hacked accounts carry the tagline "jacked by a Ghost." Two more hackers from the Anonymous collective are joining WauchulaGhost in his campaign, called Yeti and Ebony. Out of respect to Islam, and those who might come across these accounts in the countries where ISIS is active, WauchulaGhost has refrained from posting explicit pornographic images.
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