Hacker fills 250 Islamic State Twitter accounts with gay porn

ISIS-run Twitter accounts aren't exactly going by the book these days. Many of these are now carrying rainbow flags, featuring posts encouraging LGBT unions and carrying pictures of gay pornography.

However, there's no change of heart involved here. The said posts, pictures and links to gay pornography sites have been introduced in such accounts by WachulaGhost, an ethical hacker bent on avenging a shooting incident at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last year in which 49 people were massacred. Needless to say, ISIS took responsibility for the heinous act.

The Twitter accounts in question are being run by ISIS-sympathisers and followed by thousands of people with similar mindsets. These people discuss violent attacks carried out by ISIS men in non-Muslim countries and celebrate such acts. WachulaGhost has targeted 250 such Twitter accounts to stand up to the menace, and has received praise and backing from online commentators.

An ethical hacker has turned the tables on ISIS, hacking 250 of their accounts and filling them with pro-LGBT messages, rainbow flags and gay porn.

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“We started to take over their accounts with porn and gay pride images basically just to troll them. We thought that putting the naked images would offend them," he said to CNN. “If the social media people like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram would stand up and do something it would help. Sometimes you have to stand up and make a change for the good.”

However, he clarified that his acts weren't against Islam itself, but against those who carried out violent attacks in the name of Jihad.

“One thing I do want to say is we aren’t using graphic porn and our purpose is not to offend Muslims. Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives.”

As expected, the move wasn't without repercussions. “I get beheading images… death threats. ‘We’re going to kill you’ and that’s good because if they are focusing on me they are not doing anything else," he said. He is associated with Anonymous, a group of ethical hackers who have consistently targeted social media pages affiliated with the Islamic State. Following the Paris attacks in 2015, Anonymous took down as many as 5,500 Twitter accounts belonging to members of the Islamic State.