Users Of Islamic State (ISIS)-Operated Rocket.Chat Share Links To Channels Disseminating Official ISIS Material On Gem4Me, Discord Platforms

May 31, 2023

Over the past few days, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the ISIS-operated Rocket.Chat server have shared links to new channels disseminating the group's official materials on other communication platforms.

On May 21, an ISIS supporter posted a link to a channel sharing media releases from ISIS's official news agency Nasher News on the encrypted app "Gem4me," with instructions on how to download the app.

According to its website, Gem4me is a project "created by the Gem4me Group of Companies, which consists of about ten companies registered in the European Union and Switzerland." The company's CEO is Valery Ostrikov, a Russian national based in Dubai. As of September 2022, the "Gem4me" app had reportedly been installed over 31 million times.

The same user also shared a link to a Discord server for Nasher, with a warning to use a VPN when accessing the server, and when prompted, to supply a fake phone number.


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