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Anonymous releases guide to finding ISIS extremists

Hacker group Anonymous has literally waged a war on the ISIS, releasing a guide to catching the Islamic Group extremists amid claims that it has already found thousands of extremists online.

In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the group launched its operation against the ISIS.

The ISIS in its guide – written in both French and English – asks its followers to report extremist Twitter accounts and also tells them how to find and hack accounts besides teaching them how to stay safe online. The group has shared the full guide on Pastebin, a popular site that Anonymous and others use for posting statements. The site’s main feature is that allows users to host text files without being traceable.

The group says its efforts have already led to closing down of thousands of accounts. The ISIS and its supporters on the other hand have threatened to attack Anonymous and its followers.

The operation’s alleged Twitter account @opparisofficial proclaimed earlier today that more than 5,500 ISIS Twitter accounts had been taken down.

The alleged person behind the Operation Paris account, an Italian, told BBC in a telephonic interview, “The propaganda of ISIS is based on advertising their actions. They want to strike terror with their name, with bloody images, with violent videos. We can not fight them with guns and rifles, stopping their propaganda is an effective way to weaken their manpower and their presence in the Internet. Disrupting their communications makes it difficult to organise their attacks in a fluid manner.”

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