Anonymous declares ‘war’ on ISIS, vows cyberattacks

Don’t be too quick to believe everything you read below – it came from the Fox Network, after all.

However, the vow from Anonymous is interesting.

French hackers from the activist group Anonymous have declared “war” on Islamic State after the Paris attacks.

In a video posted on YouTube, a representative wearing a hood and the group’s distinctive Guy Fawkes mask said the violence that left 129 people dead “can’t go unpunished”.

The statement said: “That’s why Anonymous activists from all over the world will hunt you down. Yes, you, the vermin who kill innocent victims, we will hunt you down like we did to those who carried out the attacks on Charlie Hebdo.

“So get ready for a massive reaction from Anonymous. Know that we will find you and we will never let up.

“We are going to launch the biggest ever operation against you – expect very many cyber-attacks.

“War is declared. Prepare yourselves. Know this, the French people are stronger than you and will come out of this atrocity even stronger.”

The declaration is not the first time the “hacktivist” group has targeted Islamic State.

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January, a Belgian offshoot of the group said it was “declaring war” against “al Qaeda, Islamic State and other terrorists”.

It later boasted about shutting down a French website associated with extremists and helping get 1,500 IS-supporting Twitter and Facebook accounts off line.

Source: Anonymous declares ‘war’ on ISIS, vows cyberattacks

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1 thought on “Anonymous declares ‘war’ on ISIS, vows cyberattacks

  1. Daniel

    The best thing Anonymous could do is to trace how IS get their funding, both from donations (suspected from rich Sunni sympathisers in Turkey and Saudi Arabia) and from oil sales, and trace who is selling them arms (the media would have you believe that most of their hardware comes from Russia or from US/UK arms captured when they capture territory. I suspect that a lot of UK and US arms dealers are also getting rich from IS!)

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