Anonymous, who partnered with two other tech-savvy factions — GhostSec and CtrlSec — for this operation, are encouraging Twitter users to often share the list of known ISIS accounts in order to raise awareness and squash their social networking communications. The list, which was released via @xrsone, is being promoted in hopes that it will drive the social media website to instantaneously remove ISIS sympathizers from its webpage. An extension of the #OpISIS effort, which was started earlier this year by Anonymous, the covert group has released the handles of 9,200 Twitter users who support the extreme Islamic State. The ‘hacktivist’ collective known as Anonymous is putting pressure on Twitter to suspend or ban the accounts of ISIS supporters.
“This is historical amongst the electronic world as it is the first time these groups have come together for something this large,” a member of Anonymous involved in the operation told IBTimes UK. Last month, members of ISIS threatened employees of Twitter, including its founder, Jack Dorsey, over blocking accounts who are sympathetic to the terror organization. “Normally they are really closed off and not willing to work beyond their circles but this has gotten so big of a problem they are willing to form an alliance for what is viewed as a greater good.” The result of hundreds of hackers across all three important groups is the greatest compiled and verified list ever to be released to the general public.