MOSCOW (Web Desk) – The international hacking group Anonymous claims to have taken down 20,000 Islamic State-linked Twitter accounts as it wages “total war” against the terrorist organisation.
Their (Anonymous) #OpParis operation is in revenge for the deadly attacks on November 13, RT reported.
— #OpParis (@opparisofficial) November 18, 2015
While Russia, French and US bombers are targeting Islamic State positions from the sky, Anonymous are carrying out their very own devastating campaign against the terrorist organisation.
They are using computer codes rather than high-powered weapons and say the hacktivist group has built tools that “might be better than any world government’s tools to combat ISIS online”.
The video starts with a spokesman, all dressed in black and wearing Anonymous’ signature Guy Fawkes mask, delivering a statement.
“Hello, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. It is time to realise that social media is a solid platform for ISIS’s communication as well as neutering their ideas of terror amongst youth. But at the same time, social media has proved it is an advanced weapon. We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts used by terrorists,” he says in the video.
Shortly after this victory, Anonymous published a ‘Guide to Fighting ISIS Online.’ The release of this guide enlisted the talents of amateur hackers worldwide, and the results have been nothing short of phenomenal.
— Asoka (@crimsontide0610) November 15, 2015
The guide was published in an IRC (internet relay chat) channel by a member of the hacker group. That member released the guide, along with the following message.
“Instead of sitting idle in the [chat] channel or lurking around and doing nothing, you can benefit greatly from the different tools and guides that have been provided to you,” he wrote.
“Your contribution means a lot and we encourage you to partake in all of the Op’s activities if you can, the more the merrier.”