The first one, called Noob Guide, contains definitions of various hacking terms, basic information on main elements of Python programming language and HTML and explains users how to use some hacking tools like DDoS attacks, password cracking as well as man-in-the-middle attacks to fight against militants online.
The second manual, a "Reporter Guide", gives a thorough explanation on how to set up so-called reporter bot, a software app allowing tracking ISIL Twitter users, even if they change their usernames regularly.
While the publication of guides did not garner any response by ISIL militants openly, it caused some waves within the extremist group, according to Softpedia. Hackers obtained the terror group’s internal correspondence, where militants were discussing the methods of preventing their internet sources from being compromised.
The measures among others included those like not "talk[ing] to strangers" on Twitter and Telegram and not opening links from unknown sources. As some hackers pointed out, those steps proposed by jihadists for boosting extremist group’s web security, appear to show ISIL members’ lack of cyber skills.
What is more interesting is that ISIL members, while sharing mail with tips on how to improve their web presence’s security, have called Anonymous activists "idiots."
So far, hackers have taken down 5,500 ISIL members’ Twitter accounts and created a website, where people could search or contribute to their database of known ISIS members.