In the wake of the recent Paris attack that claimed the lives of 129 people, the infamous hackers group Anonymous has released a series of tweets as well as a video declaring war on ISIS.
Anonymous claims to be “preparing to unleash waves of attacks” on the extremist group.
The group is best known for their attacks on governments, corporations and organizations who interfere with the spreading of uncensored information.
Anonymous had a run in with ISIS in early 2015 when members launched “Ghost Security”. The all female “vigilante” group was formed in early 2015 to attack ISIS-affiliated websites and social media in response to the shooting at Charlie Hebdo Magazine in Paris. Ghost Security said “having all female recruits help in the taking down of extremist twitter accounts as women are adept at gaining the confidence of online Jihadis.”
The two-minute video posted to YouTube on November 13, shows a masked activist, speaking in French. “Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down,” announces the masked person
ISIS targeted several locations around Paris including restaurants and cafes and the Stade de France where France was playing a football match against Germany. Eighty-nine people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen burst in and started firing into the crowd.
Anonymous left ISIS with the words, “Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared.
“The French people are stronger than you and will come out of this atrocity even stronger.”
As of last night, Anonymous claims that they have identified and reported 39,000 twitter profiles that are suspected to be linked to ISIS and 25,000 of those accounts have been suspected according to site, “Lucky Troll Club.”