Anonymous Exposes pro-ISIS Sites and Hosting Companies Protecting Them

The Anonymous hacktivist group has just released a list of websites allegedly supporting the ISIS extremist group. The list also contains names of companies hosting or protecting these sites from DDoS and other cyber attacks.

Originally, this list was compiled by “GhostSec” (A group working with other hacktivists to expose social media accounts, websites and other handles supporting the ISIS group online).

The same GhostSec had previously leaked a list of 26,000 Twitter accounts that were allegedly having links with the ISIS group.

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About the list:

The file contains a list of 70 websites from around the world, next to each URL you will find its hostname (i.e. hosting website). 

According to Anonymous, not only these websites but also social media platforms attached to these websites were also frequently used by the Islamic State for transmission of propaganda, religion, recruitment, communications and intelligence gathering purposes.

The hacktivists claim CloudFlare is by far the largest offender on this list. Though, CloudFare’s staff was made aware of the specified content they are protecting but instead of replying, they blocked Anonymous out of their contacts.

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 bloodmoney. 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.

You can click here to go through the whole list.

For now we are not sure if these sites are really supporting or propagating ISIS ideology. However, CloudFlare’s response to this story will be crucial.

If you have any question related to these sites, feel free to contact Anonymous on their official Twitter handle: GhostSec.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.