A hacker who took over the social media accounts of various pro-ISIS groups has repeated his outrageous hack.
WachulaGhost, a hacker who is associated with Anonymous, hacked into the Twitter account of the violently homophobic group almost a year after his first break-in.
In 2016 he targetted the group following the murder of 49 men and women in the Pulse nightclub massacre.
The hacks may seem remarkable, but WachulaGhost insists ISIS social media is surprisingly easy to get into.
In fact it took him less than one minute to fill their Twitter with gay porn.
— Titus Augustus (@titusaugustus21) January 13, 2017
The online arsonist has received death threats and been sent videos of beheadings since last year, but insists the abuse and threats haven’t put him off.
He says he began targeting pro-ISIS accounts because someone needed to “stand up” to the extremist group.
The man said of his latest attempts: “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.”
As well as rainbow flags and pro-LGBT+ messages, the hacker also linked accounts to porn sites.
He told CNN after the first hacking: “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.
“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.
“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.”
Going on, he says that ISIS supporters generally don’t have very strong computer literacy, and that it takes around 60 seconds for him to hack each account.
“Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated,” he said of the Orlando shooting.
“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.”
Messages posted to the compromised accounts include “I’m gay and proud” and “Out and proud.”
However, the hacker says his efforts are not aimed at the Muslim population as a whole – only the few “Jihadist extremists” that operate on the site.
“I did it for the lives lost in Orlando. Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost,” he told NewsWeek.
“The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated.”