Hacker collective Anonymous has declared war on Islamic State in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
Anonymous are known for their online activism, having earlier this year clashed with Islamic State by closing down associated social media accounts after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Anonymous warned: “We will hunt you down and expose you.” Since early this year they have done just that by closing down 1,500 Twitter and Facebook accounts.
‘ #OpParis (@opparisofficial) November 16, 2015
Since the Paris attacks Anonymous have taken down over 2000 further social media accounts in their battle against the extremist group Islamic State. Anonymous have also released videos, stating their intentions to combat Islamic State in multiple languages on YouTube which were also taken down. The videos stated: “Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared.”
Islamic State carried out their attack on Paris in multiple locations killing over a hundred people, with the total to be confirmed.
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