On April 13, 2015, the hacker collective anonymous released a statement regarding its ongoing efforts to remove ISIS websites and social media accounts from the internet as part of #OpISIS. The statement included a list of ISIS websites and social media pages and mentioned that intelligence agencies were displeased by its efforts, as it would deny them of the ability to track and monitor online jihadi activity. Following is the text of the statement: “All websites listed below are frequently used by the Islamic State through Twitter and other social media platforms for transmission of propaganda, religion, recruitment, communications and intelligence gathering purposes. Next to the URL you will find the company hosting content for that website. Verification can be done by visiting http://check-host.net and entering the website URL. It is our sincerest hope that the media use this as a tool to show the world that the Islamic State is everywhere in some shape or form and that companies are unaware of their customers content or they turn a blind eye for easy profit and choose to accept blood money. CloudFlare is by far the largest offender on this list and they have been made aware of the specified content they are protecting but chose to block us from contacting them rather than addressing the issue. Together we can stop this from spreading and hold these companies accountable for their less than ethical business practices.”
Source: Anonhq.com, April 13, 2015.