Anonymous hackers declare war on IS

The Anonymous Youtube video declaring a cyber war on the Islamic State group garnered more than 1.3 million views by Monday afte
The Anonymous Youtube video declaring a cyber war on the Islamic State group garnered more than 1.3 million views by Monday afternoon

The Anonymous internet hacking network declared war on the Islamic State group in a Youtube video Monday, vowing vengeance for attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and hundreds injured.

"Anonymous everywhere in the world is going to hunt you down," a hooded figure in black, wearing the group's signature Guy Fawkes mask said in French.

It was not possible to verify its authenticity, but the statement and had the hallmarks of the hacktivist network, known for mounting cyber against government and corporate websites.

"Our country, France, was hit in Paris on November 13 around 2200 (2100 GMT) by multiple terrorist attacks claimed by you, the Islamic State," the figure said in a gravelly, computer-altered voice.

"We are going to launch the biggest operation every mounted against you—get ready for a multitude of . War has been declared."

The video, posted the day after the attacks, had garnered more than 1.3 million views by Monday afternoon.

The nearly three-minute clip opens with thundering orchestral music, displaying the Anonymous logo of a suited figure with a question mark for a head.

The speaker, seated like a news presenter, is flanked by the logo on one side and black-and-white news footage of the aftermath of the attacks, on the other.

France led a minute's silence observed around the world on Monday in memory of the victims of the worst-ever terror attacks on French soil.

President Francois Hollande and his cabinet, all dressed in black, bowed their heads at the Sorbonne University in Paris, surrounded by scores of students.

The attacks—at six locations in and near Paris— came less than 11 months after jihadists struck satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, killing 17.


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Nov 16, 2015
"Deja vue" from both sides. You hit me, I hit you. Repeat. You hit me, I hit you. Repeat . You hit me, I hit you. Repeat... .

Nov 16, 2015
If Anonymous can knock out all of their social media and YouTube recruitment and news dissemination campaigns, it might give the military actions time to whittle down the numbers of active recruits.

Nov 16, 2015
I'm not sure how to feel about this: On one hand I applaud them for their obvious willingness to take a stance (which may even endanger indivdual lives if the IS finds out about them. I'm not sure they are fully aware of this)...on the other hand I could see this leading to abuse of Anonymous in the future by governments (via orchestrating PR campaigns to hype them into doing what they want. )

Nov 16, 2015
Its about time anonymous did something useful. Give them drones.
"Deja vue" from both sides. You hit me, I hit you. Repeat. You hit me, I hit you. Repeat . You hit me, I hit you. Repeat...
Here is an article and video which shows what the enemy is.
http://www.breitb...-europe/

-The enemy is religion. Again and again they tell you exactly what they are doing. They are outgrowing and overrunning you.

It is not a matter of defeating any one group as their modus operandi will always ensure a growing excess of hungry, idle, angry cannon fodder.

And they will always hit you because they need what you have in order to feed this excess.

The cultures which employ this strategy of outgrowing and overrunning must be obliterated.

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