Following the deadly terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, infamous hacktivist group Anonymous is planning some sort of revenge against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Through their Twitter account, the group declared a war against IS and pledged to track down every single IS supporter online.
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 15, 2015
Behind the iconic Guy Fawkes mask, a spokesperson from the group announced via a chilling YouTube video that they will use their knowledge and skills to “unite humanity”, warning the terrorists to “expect massive cyber attacks”.
Speaking in French, the spokesperson also said that they will “launch the biggest operation ever” against the IS. He stated:
Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go.
“War is declared. Get prepared. French people are stronger than you and will come out of this atrocity even stronger,” the spokesperson added.
Soon after the video was released, Anonymous shared a massive list of over 900 Twitter accounts run by the IS supporters.
This isn’t the first time that Anonymous has declared a war on the IS. Earlier this year, the hacktivists issued the same statement shortly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January.
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 16, 2015
According to a recent report in Foreign Policy, Anonymous helped dismantle 149 IS-linked websites. Appoximately 101,000 Twitter accounts and 5,900 propaganda videos were flagged by the group as well.
It’s unclear how Anonymous will take down the IS, especially since the wicked organisation is known for relying on social media to recruit new members. However, with #OpISIS, the hacktivist will certainly limit the spread of the propaganda across the globe.