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This is quite humorous:

Isis[sic] sites have been moving onto the dark web in an attempt not to be discovered. But a hacking group called Ghost Sec, which is related to Anonymous, took the site down and replaced it with a message telling readers that there was “Too Much ISIS”.

“Enhance your calm,” the full message read. “Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so we can upgrade our infrastructure to give you ISIS content you all so desperately crave.”

The ad — which linked to an online pharmacy where payments can be made in bitcoin, and which appears to be hosted by the hacking group — would allow people to click through to by online prescription drugs, including Prozac and Viagra.

Not that I condone this type of behavior, nor that I believe this will have any lasting affects on ISIS, but it is funny nonetheless.

Waqas Amir of HackRead on Anonymous hacking the Chilean government’s National Municipal Information System web site to protest police brutality:

Anonymous hacker behind this breach goes with the Twitter handle of CyberBloc and while talking to HackRead, we were told that the breach is in support of 18-year-old Exequiel Borbaran and 25-year-old Diego Guzman who were shot to death in a protest against the government.

Welcome to 2015 and how online protests – aka hacktivism – are conducted in the internet era.

Groups like Anonymous take matters into their own hands, hacking the intended target’s web site followed by stealing and posting private data online, or by defacing the web site and posting a political message of some sort. Like any form of protest, expect this to continue so long as it is a viable method of calling attention to a particular cause.