In what they say to be the biggest operation against the Islamic State or ISIS and ISIL as known in most media entities, a video of the group, Anonymous, has been making the rounds in the social media sphere. Is this video fake or genuine?
In a video posted on YouTube, the hacktivist group, better known as Anonymous, has declared war on ISIS. In a translated version of the video:
“Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared,” the announcer says in French.
“Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you,” the character on the video said, still wearing the Guy Fawkes mask, popularly associated with the group.
“Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared.
“The French people are stronger than you and will come out of this atrocity even stronger,” the character continued.”
Anonymous, is a world renowned group of individual hacktivists, who take on any entity or organization that does not please them. They have attacked companies like MasterCard, PayPal, and the Church of Scientology, according to CNBC.
In their Twitter account, they have also declared war on ISIS.
The group has also started hacking, tracking and exposing ISIS Twitter accounts since the tragic incident in the Charlie Hebdo headquarters. RT.com said the number of accounts they have exposed are more than thousands now.
Is the Anonymous video against ISIS true or genuine?
As of this writing, the video is no yet verified, but the Twitter account of the group has already stated that they are declaring a war against the Islamic State or ISIS/ISIL, which they called “Daesh.”
Read more: What is “Daesh?”
The declaration of war against ISIS is an offshoot of the Paris attacks that happened over the weekend, which killed more than 130 people and injured 300 more. ISIS claimed to be responsible for the attack.
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 15, 2015