Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ declares WAR on ISIS

Well the hacker collective known as “Anonymous” says it’s gonna go after ISIS.



More from Reuters:

Anonymous, a loose-knit international network of activist hackers, is preparing to unleash waves of cyber attacks on Islamic State following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, a self-described member said in a video.

A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask appeared on a video posted to YouTube and said the Islamic State militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and Anonymous would hunt them down.

“These attacks cannot remain unpunished,” the man said, speaking in French.

“We are going to launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect many cyberattacks. War has been declared. Get ready,” the man said, without giving details of what the attacks would involve. “We don’t forgive and we don’t forget.”

The video posted to YouTube had attracted more than 1.1 million views by 09:30 et on Monday.

Meh. They also said they would release names of the secret Ku Klux Klan, and that they’d dismantle the Mexican drug cartels. How’d that work out?

About the only time “Anonymous” was successful was with the wikileaks fiasco, which really sounds more like a covert KGB operation than a group of hackers doing anything.

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