Earlier today we could report that Anonymous offensive against the ISIS had taken down over 5000 twitter accounts among other things, something that seems insufficient and somewhat low for what the group usually does. Their recent campaign was only really started after the horrific attack on Paris, but part of the group have been working on these attacks for quite some time.
The splinter group calling itself Ghost Security Group has been on an offensive for quite some time and reports suggest that they already took down over hundred thousand twitter accounts and close to 6000 propaganda videos. However, they don’t stop there as we learn via the German news outlet Focus. There were quite a few people asking on our previous post whether they also supplied the official law enforcement and anti-terror agencies with what they learned, and they do. Micheal S. Smith, a US Congress advisor, has now officially confirmed the he acts as a middleman between the Ghost Security Group and the FBI. The group first contacted the advisor in June and the information they have provided has been categorized as very helpful. They’ve helped the FBI agents by identifying terror acts both online and offline and they two stay in regular contact.
Where something good happens, something bad happens too. The Ghost Security Group has been split where one part is trying to sell off the information to the highest bidder, which the rest of the group isn’t very pleased about. It goes directly against what hackers do, provide free information on everything instead of holding back and selling out. That said, let us hope that the group will be successful in the future and help the officials track down those terrorists where the official channels might have trouble reaching them.