Anonymous' first trophy in war on ISIS
Wow! This is incredible!
The hacking group known as “Anonymous” has been working to take down the Islamic State group online through digital attacks designed to cripple the terrorist organization’s propaganda arm, and it appears to be working.
Anonymous recently tweeted about its mission, claiming that it stopped a terrorist attack by the Islamic State group in Italy over Christmas.
“In this month we are working in silence. We have already foiled 1 attack #ISIS against #Italy, we hope to block others,” one of the group’s Twitter accounts claimed. Although the message did not give specifics, it said it would soon be releasing an explanatory video.
“We don’t need to be believed, the important thing is that no one dies,” the account added.
The tweet was published through the group’s “OpParisOfficial” account, which was established after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. The hacking group said it was going to begin targeting the terror organization in retribution for the those attacks and has claimed to have disabled more than 20,000 social media accounts affiliated with the Islamic State group since that time.
“Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down,” the group said in a video message at the time. “You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go … Expect massive cyberattacks. War is declared. Get prepared.”
Alex Poucher, a spokesman for the hacking group, told RT in November that Anonymous has “people very, very close to ISIS on the ground, which makes gathering intel about ISIS and related activities very easy for us.”
“Our capability to take down ISIS is a direct result of our collective’s sophisticated hackers, data miners, and spies that we have all around the world,” Poucher said.
The motto of hacking group Anonymous is, “We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” Now, the Islamic State group is seeing that motto come to life.