Anonymous Declares WAR with ISIS!
It seems that most everybody else in the world is ready to take action to take up the fight against ISIS. Even the Hacktivist group Anonymous has announced that they will be bringing down the full weight of their cyber warfare upon the terrorist group after this last weekends Paris attack. They have already declared that they are at war with ISIS. As the Blaze reports:
In the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Paris that left 129 dead, the hacker network Anonymous published a video describing their plan to unleash a cyber war on the Islamic State.
In an unverified video posted to YouTube, an apparent Anonymous spokesperson wearing a signature Guy Fawkes mask said in French, “These attacks cannot remain unpunished” and that they will “hunt down” those responsible.
“Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down,” the video said. “You should know that we will find you, and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect massive cyber attacks.”
The video went on to say “war is declared” on the Islamic State and to be prepared because “the French people are stronger than you” and will be even stronger after the recent attacks.
Anonymous first gained notoriety when it launched cyber attacks against organizations like PayPal, MasterCard and the Church of Scientology. Additionally, the hacker group has been committed to shutting down the social media accounts of those supporting the Islamic State since the January attack on Charlie Hebdo.
According to Anonymous, the group has successfully reported more than 39,000 Twitter accounts and led to the suspension of more than 25,000.
I must admit that as with any group or organization, that I do not agree with every operation that Anonymous has launched. But I do find that I find myself cheering them on in most of their Ops. They have a wide spectrum of issues that they have taken an activist role in and due to the nature of the make up of Anonymous, this makes sense as they are made up of a multitude of many groups and individuals. Like them or not Anonymous is a major player on the world stage. It seems to me with ISIS, the rest of the world has lead when it comes to action. Russia, Jordan, France and now even Anonymous all have lead by example with taking on the evil of ISIS. Much as I remember the United States doing …I am left to wonder when we will once again be a world leader.
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Jason Van Tatenhove