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Anonymous Infiltrates Amaq News Agency of ISIS with Malware


Islamic State's authorized news agency Amaq has issued an alert to its supporters regarding a breach that hit its online site thus letting the attacker transmit malware onto the Web-surfers' computers. The breach encourages end-users to take down FlashPlayer that subsequently transmits one virus onto their PCs.

ISIS, also known as Daesh terrorist gang, had its authorized news agency Amaq notify its followers of one probable compromise of its website's security. The agency believes Anonymous hackers hacked into its website after which it's infecting end-users in the thousands. Hackread.com posted this, April 1, 2017.

In a statement, Amaq declared early 30th March through one Telegram channel, cautioning end-users against pursuing a request towards taking down one FlashPlayer that apparently contained a virus.

When users go to the website, they continuously see a message which tells that the website further on has a malware program so the attacker may try loading harmful software onto their PCs which deletes else steals their information.

There was this alert spread across the different web forums of ISIS too where a few members asserted the malicious program camouflaged as FlashPlayer.apk. One kind of file format, APK, which stands for Android Package Kit, is utilized to load software onto Android's OS (operating system). Seemingly, the malicious program would spy after showing out GPS locations; garnering contacts, videos, photos and data; and intercepting SMS messages from the target smart-phone.

A particular visitor within the forum indicated about the hack as implying numerous people had been victimized while such malware easily turned ISIS followers into targets. Yet some more visitors suggested people to again set their devices so they would be on factory settings.

As masked to be some FlashPlayer APK file, the virus thus seemingly compromised thousands of end-users.

Hitherto, there hasn't been any claimant of the breach, however, believably, some group against ISIS was executing operation ISIS, so the perpetrator of the hack is #OPISIS. Those responsible for #OPISIS some anti-ISIS Internet scheme affiliated to Anonymous understandably disturbed ISIS' presence on the Web during recent years. The intruders kept behind a message telling they were coming for the victims.

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