Cyber-hacking group Anonymous has declared war on ISIS, vowing to avenge the Paris terror attacks that left 129 dead and hundreds more injured.
In a newly released YouTube video, a hooded figure wearing black and the groups signature Guy Fawkes mask, threatens in French, “Anonymous everywhere in the world is going to hunt you down.”
Make no mistake: #Anonymous is at war with #Daesh. We won’t stop opposing #IslamicState. We’re also better hackers. #OpISIS
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 15, 2015
While the video has yet to be authenticated, the statement and certain characteristics of the video are in line with previous Anonymous videos. Anonymous, an international cyber-hacktivist collective known for attacking governments and businesses, has been waging war on ISIS online for more than a year, Foreign Policy Magazine reported.
“We as a collective will bring an end to your reign of terror. We will no longer turn a blind eye to your cruel and inhumane act of terrorism towards all other religions that are not Islam,” the figure states. “We’ve watched you behead innocent people, kidnap and murder children, and then launch terrorist attacks in France. This will not be tolerated any longer.”
The hooded and masked man warns that Anonymous will bring down “all ISIS propaganda one website and/or one person at a time. ISIS…your jihad is coming to an abrupt end…The war is on.”