There was a lot of collective anger after it was revealed that the shooter who claimed the lives of 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub on Sunday swore allegiance to terrorist group ISIS during the massacre.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous ominously announced an attack on the social media accounts of ISIS shortly after the reports surfaced of the shooting. Anonymous associated hacker @WauchulaGhost got to work shortly after.
Several of the accounts touched by the hand of the “ghost of no nation” have since been deleted, though the glorious screenshots are frozen in virtual time for all of us to enjoy.
According to an interview with CNN, WauchulaGhost said he has hacked around 250 pro-ISIS accounts this month. At first, he would replace the content with pornography, but after Sunday’s shooting, he committed himself to spreading pro-gay messages.
“You had all those innocent lives lost,” the hacker told CNN. “I just felt there’s something I could do against the Islamic State to defend those people.”
The Anonymous associate currently has a pinned graphic above his Twitter feed depicting his logo with a message of support to Orlando. “Every innocent life that the Islamic State takes only serves to strengthen our power and determination,” the image reads. “Those who are lost have become a part of us.”
In just five days, more than 100,000 people have donated more than $5 million to support the victims of the Orlando shooting via a GoFundMe account created by Equality Florida. The link to donate to that fund is here.