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    Hackers Post Nude Women on Daesh Propaganda Announcements

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    Iraqi hackers belonging to a group dubbed Daeshgram infiltrated Daesh communications channels and posted pornographic images to create friction within the group by making it seem like Daesh leaders had been looking at porn, the Independent reported Saturday.

    In one instance, the programmers photoshopped a picture of a nude woman onto a digital brochure announcing the opening of a new communications center at a location under Daesh control in Syria.

    The aim of the infiltration was to create so much fake content that Daesh propaganda arm Amaq was believed to be compromised. It was done "in order to dilute the credibility of Amaq — a so-called news agency," one of the hackers said.

    Porn is strictly prohibited by the Islamic State.

    "Daesh responded by telling supporters not to trust any of the Amaq links," the Daeshgram member said, noting, "they even had fights among themselves about the topic and deleted each other from various groups."

    In April, a hacker under the name of WauchulaGhost broke into Twitter accounts run by Daesh and started posted gay porn images. "I get beheading images… death threats," WachulaGhost said in a statement after the hack, "which is good, because if they are focused on me they are not doing anything else."

    WachulaGhost has a history of hacking into Daesh. The hacker gained access to more than 200 Daesh-linked Twitter accounts in June 2016, and fired off pro-gay pride tweets following the Pulse night club massacre in Florida, which targeted the club's LGBTQ clientele.

    In 2016, former US intelligence director Michael Flynn revealed that his team investigated Daesh computers. Flynn said "we looked a ruthless enemy in the eye" after finding "women and children, girls and boys, raped and exploited, the beheading stored on a laptop next to pornography. At one point we actually had determined that the material on the laptops was up to 80 percent pornography."


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