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Anonymous hacker drapes a rainbow flag on pro-ISIS Twitter accounts

The vigilante group claims it hacked hundreds of sites in retaliation for praise of the deadly attack on the Orlando gay nightclub.

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The hactivist collective Anonymous hacked the Twitter accounts of pro-Islamic State militants, decorating them with gay pride symbols, pro-LGBT slogans and links to gay pornography in the wake of the deadly attack on an Orlando nightclub.

A hacker, who goes by the name WauchulaGhost, draped some accounts with the rainbow flag and messages like "I’m Gay and I’m Proud." The hacker vigilante claims to have taken over 200 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS supporters in retaliation for the group’s public praise of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse.

Omar Mateen, the attacker who carried out the deadly shooting, said he did so in the name of the Islamic State.

The hacker told Newsweek, "I did it for the lives lost in Orlando. Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated."

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