Anonymous Declares War On Jihadi Websites, Islamist Hackers Respond

January 11, 2015

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The hacktivist group Anonymous announced a campaign against jihadi websites under the banner of #OpCharlieHebdo after the terrorist attack on the satirical publication. Anonymous launched DDoS attacks on several websites, including for the Ansar Al-Haqq group.

In response, the pro-Palestinian hacker group AnonGhost launched a counter offensive, targeting numerous French websites (see list here) under the banner of its own #OpFrance. Defaced pages featured the following images:

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Source: Hackread.com, January 11, 2015; Mirror.co,uk, January 12, 2015.