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25th Nov 2015

Anonymous is getting Twitter to join in trolling ISIS with Rick Astley

This is how to do it...

Ben Kenyon

Anonymous is really stepping up its cyberwar campaign against ISIS.

First they were releasing names of suspecting Islamic State supporters, then they helped shut down over 20,000 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts and then they published a documents showing how anyone could do some DIY hacking on the terror group.

Then things really jumped up a notch when the hacktivist group said it was planning to use one of the internet’s oldest gags in the fight against ISIS propaganda online – spamming terror supporters with some good old fashioned Rickrolling.

For the uninitiated, it’s basically where you trick someone into clicking on a video of Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

This is what the official @OpParisOfficial tweeted last week signalling their devious plans…

Well now it looks like the fun and games has begun with Anonymous members releasing the first verified ISIS-linked hashtag to spam.

And they want people to join in…

The internet obviously loved that the oldest joke on the net was being weaponized…