After declaring war on ISIS in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, activist collective, Anonymous, has started leaking information of extremists.
Anonymous says it has taken down several websites and Twitter accounts of extremists. As many as 5,500 accounts have been removed by the hacktivist group. In its “biggest operation,” Anonymous’ declaration comes in the wake of the Paris attacks that killed 129 and left at least 350 wounded. The responsibility for the attacks was claimed by ISIS.
Anonymous tweeted from its #OpParis account, saying, “We report that more than 5500 Twitter account (sic) of #ISIS are now #down! #OpParis #Anonymous #ExpectUS.”
As reported by RT, Alex Poucher, spokesman for Anonymous, said, “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.” He added that Anonymous has created tools that “might be better than any world government’s tools to combat ISIS online.”
He said that ISIS “does not have hackers like we have hackers.”
“They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us,” Poucher said, adding that they “will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.”
According to the Independent, the details shared have not been confirmed.