Hackers Are Fighting ISIS With a Barrage of Porn on Twitter

Hackers Are Fighting ISIS With a Barrage of Porn on Twitter

They say not to fight hate with hate — so some hackers are fighting hate with naked women.

As Dazed Digital reported, hackers have targeted known accounts by the Islamic State group, or ISIS, by sending them hundreds of fake followers a minute. These spam accounts all have one thing in common: They're filled with softcore porn.

ISIS porn spam
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Mic/Twitter
ISIS porn spam
Source: 
Mic/Twitter

"Marybelle Lemons," a Twitter account whose profile photo is a cropped pair of boobs, is following 41 accounts, nearly all of which have ISIS ties.

The pornbots are not actively tweeting at the accounts, but they did prompt ISIS media agency Amaq to disable its account, according to Dazed Digital

This isn't the first time internet trolls have attacked ISIS simply by pranking the hell out of them. In 2015, the hacktivist group Anonymous hijacked the #ISIS hashtag by directing accounts to videos of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up," also known as rickrolling

The hackers behind the smut attack have yet to come forward.

Read more: 
Anonymous Threatens ISIS Again Following Brussels Terror Attacks
Anonymous Plans All-Out Assault on the Mainstream Media

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Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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