Anonymous Threatens Cloudflare For Protecting ISIS Propaganda Websites.
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Once again, @CloudFlare have been found to be providing services to pro-#IslamicState websites. Shameful. #OpISIS #Daesh #Anonymous
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 16, 2015
CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince given interview to FOX Business Network, said that the company takes the allegations very seriously.
“Anonymous published a list of 40 sites that they alleged to be actual ISIS sites,” Prince told Liz Claman. “We ran that by law enforcement organizations and there was no request to take any of those sites off our network. In fact in some cases, they asked us specifically to keep those sites on our network.”
He added, “We were quite surprised, not only to not have any orders to take any of the sites offline, but to see that actually a lot of the sites that Anonymous had identified actually weren’t related to ISIS at all. Some were Chechnyan rebel sites, some were Kurdish sites, some were Palestinian sites.”
“What they’re [Anonymous] really good at is knocking sites offline, except if they are behind CloudFlare,” Prince said. “So why they have a beef to pick with us is because we’re really good at stopping denial-of-service attacks.”
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