Hacker Group Anonymous Trolls Islamic State With ISIS-Branded Thongs

| by Meg O'Connor
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A controversial group of hackers known as Anonymous has (jokingly) said on Twitter that they may start selling Islamic State-branded thongs and g-strings as part of an ongoing effort to enrage the terrorist group.

In a clear attempt to disrespect the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Anonymous' tweet was accompanied by a picture of a skimpy black thong emblazoned with the black flag used by the extremists.

The message underneath the image read: "#Anonymous might start selling #IslamicState-branded thongs/g-strings. Interested? #TrollingISIS #OpISIS."

The lewd jab is a continuation of the so-called hacktivist group's targeted cyber-attacks on ISIS. Anonymous has previously conducted cyber-attacks on websites and social media accounts that were used by the terrorist group to recruit new members and spread propaganda.

The self-proclaimed Islamic State uses their huge social media presence as a means to spread their influence and their psychotic message, and to attract vulnerable people to join them. ISIS has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Dubbed Operation ISIS, the decentralized group of hackers have been strategically targeting ISIS's online presence for some time now, and is intended to "destroy ISIS through ideological means rather than physical action."

"ISIS, we will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you," Anonymous said in a statement. "You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure. We own the internet."

One way in which Anonymous has taken down websites used by ISIS is distributed denial of service, or DDoS attacks, which flood websites with traffic until the server crashes and the website goes offline. Anonymous has also attempted to shut down social media accounts used by ISIS by repeatedly reporting said accounts until they are suspended, and have exposed information that outs ISIS Twitter users.

The mysterious hacker organization has also pointed out that it's members are "Muslims, Christians, and Jews," and that they "come from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity."

"Remember," they added, "the terrorists that are calling themselves Islamic State (ISIS) are not Muslims!"

Sources: Haaretz, Daily Mirror

Photo credit: Anonymous via Twitter