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Anonymous Release 'How To' Hack ISIS Guide

18/11/2015 09:18 GMT | Updated 18/11/2015 09:59 GMT

Anonymous have released a "how to" guide for wannabe hackers, in the hopes of gaining more recruits in their cyberwar against Islamic State.

The group of hackers posted three guides including details on how to identify and take down ISIS related websites and social media accounts, as part of OpParis -- their online campaign against the militants.

According to the International Business Times, their instructions included a "NoobGuide" for those who want to learn how to hack, a "Reporter" guide explaining the process of setting up bot accounts as well as a Searcher" to find ISIS websites.

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"Instead of sitting idle in the [chat] channel or lurking around and doing nothing, you can benefit greatly from the different tools and guides that have been provided to you," a member of Anonymous reportedly wrote.

"Your contribution means a lot and we encourage you to partake in all of the Op's activities if you can, the more the merrier."

Militants have however, rubbished Anonymous' threats calling them "idiots" via an encrypted messenger app called Telegram.

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Writing on the platform's Khilafah News channel they explained: " what they gonna hack all what they can do is hacking Alansar twitter accounts, emails etc..."

Despite ISIS' seeming indifference, they have issued a five-point guide advising their members on how to avoid getting hacked.

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Anyone can subscribe to these channels however, experts have said signing to more ISIS-related contents leaves people open to getting investigated.

The extent damage OpParis will do to ISIS' online presence is still unclear.

Nick Kaderbhai, a research fellow at the institute told the Huffington Post UK: "It should first be stated that speculation about Anonymous is difficult given the nature of the group i.e. the lack of info regarding its capabilities, the horizontal nature of its leadership etc.

"In order to thus assess Anonymous' potential impact against IS, one must understand it through a framework of objectives, tactics and strategy.

"If the objective of Anonymous is to make a serious dent in IS' online presence, then there is a good chance they will struggle."

Anonymous "declared war" on the militants after a horrific attack killed at least 132 people in Paris.

In a video posted on Friday night, the hacktivists said: "Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you."