Wednesday, November 25, 2015 7:53 pm
An Islamic State (Isis) propaganda website on the dark web has been taken down by hacktivists and replaced with an advert for a site selling Prozac and a message telling would-be IS supporters to calm down.
Ghost Sec, a faction of the hacktivist collective Anonymous (unaffiliated with the counter-terrorism organisation Ghost Security Group), targeted the Isdarat website after it appeared on the Tor anonymity network last week.
The message posted to the Tor website states: “Too Much ISIS. Enhance your calm. 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.”
Isdarat is the latest of hundreds of websites to be taken down by Anonymous and its affiliates, though it is the first time that a site on the dark web has been hit.
Read more at International Business: The advert is for a site that describes itself as “the number one bitcoin online pharmacy”, which sells medication ranging from Viagra to Prozac.