Hacktivist group Anonymous has reported that they’re going after ISIS. The group of covert hackers made the announcement after the ISIS owned attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured.
How does a group of Hackers plan to take down one of the deadliest radical organizations in history without firing any bullets or dropping any bombs?
The group has already taken down more than 5,500 Twitter accounts owned by the Islamic State.
Shortly after the Paris attacks Islamic State Twitter accounts started receiving the tweet below.
Alex Poucher, a spokesman for Anonymous, told RT News,
“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. We have people very, very close to ISIS on the ground, which makes gathering intel about ISIS and related activities very easy for us.”
Poucher seems confident that his group is better equipped with tools and talent than the government.
He added that the hacker collective has built tools that “might be better than any world government’s tools to combat ISIS online.”
“They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us,” he said, adding that the collective “will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.”
Anonymous released a video detailing their intentions.
Anonymous is very good at cyber warfare. A Wikipedia timeline of their projects and intentions confirms one thing-if they say they’re coming after you, they’re coming after you and they usually get in.
For those new to Hacktivism, make no mistake, Anonymous is not the stereotypical perception of nerdy, pimply faced teenagers sucking down energy drinks late at night cracking email passwords for fun.
They’re a very sharp group of decentralized minds that take on causes and fight with unmatched stellar cyber skills. You can’t get them in your crosshairs but they damn sure can you in theirs.
ISIS responded to Anonymous attack with a statement lacking concern calling the hacktivist group “idiots” and offering guidance of ISIS supporters to protect against cyber-attacks.
In the meantime, Anonymous is making good on their threat to take down stuff. Check THIS.
Can Anonymous “degrade” and possibly defeat a well armed, decentralized group of radical extremists without firing a bullet, launching one armed drone, or putting one boot on the ground?
I don’t know. If they do there are some governments that are going to have major egg on their face.