Anonymous accuses CloudFlare of protecting pro-ISIS websites

  • Anonymous accuses a Silicon Valley company of protecting websites with links to the Islamic State
  • The hacker group says CloudFlare helps pro-ISIS websites by preventing the so-called Denial of Service Attacks
  • The CloudFlare CEO dismisses the Anonymous’ claims as merely an ‘armchair analysis’ from kids

Hacker-activist group Anonymous has accused a Silicon Valley web start-up company of protecting websites with link to the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS).

Earlier, Anonymous declared an online war with ISIS in the aftermath of the Paris attack early this month that killed 130 people; vowing to take down all the pro-ISIS websites, or those controlled by the Islamic jihadists.

But Anonymous alleged CloudFlare is aiding the ISIS by preventing attacks from the hackers to shut these sites down.

In a statement on Twitter, Anonymous warns CloudFlare to backdown from protecting the ISIS-linked sites or the hacktivists would do it by themselves.

“Once again, @CloudFlare have been found to be providing services to pro-#IslamicState websites. Shameful. #OpISIS #Daesh #Anonymous,” Anonymous tweeted.

Essentially, CloudFlare helps some websites with links to terrorism by preventing the so-called Denial of Service Attacks – where websites are overrun with traffic so they are forced to shut down; thereby preventing Anonymous from attacking them. (Click here to read more)

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