The online “hacktivist” group Anonymous has taken down over 100 Twitter and Facebook accounts that are “openly used by ISIS to expand their influence and recruit new members.”
Although the majority of the accounts were suspended, the ones that weren’t had their tweets deleted and passwords changed. Anonymous said in a video that the attacks were coordinated by “Muslims, Christians and Jews” working together.
This latest Anon assault comes after the group promised to retaliate after the attack on the offices of satirical rag Charlie Hebdo in Paris by Islamic extremists.
The video goes on to say that the group behind these attacks consists of “hackers, crackers, hacktivists, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy next door. Students, administrators, workers, clerks, unemployed, rich, poor. Young, or old, gay or straight. from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity. United as one, divided by zero.”
“Isis, we will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails, and expose you from now on. No safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure.”
As always, the video concluded with their famous sign-off: “We are Anonymous; we are Legion; we do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us.”
The following are some Twitter handles that have been brought down by Anonymous in #OpISIS:
The Twitter profiles that were not erased completely were simply hijacked by Anon, with the profile pictures changed and the bio section now stating that the “purification” of the account has been “completed.”
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Watch the video released by Anonymous below: