In the wake of horrific terror attacks in Paris, the online Hacktivist group Anonymous last week declared “total war” against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) that claimed responsibility for the attacks.
While French, Russian, and US military are bombing ISIS from the sky, Anonymous members from all over the world are carrying out their very own cyber attack campaign, dubbed #OpParis, against the terrorist organization.
Anonymous has claimed to have taken down 20,000 ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts in order to take revenge from ISIS for the deadly Paris attacks on November 13.
Anonymous Took Down 20,000 ISIS-affiliated Twitter Accounts
In a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, the group said:
“More than 20,000 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS were taken down by Anonymous.”
The group has provided a list of all the Twitter accounts that have been taken down.
On Tuesday, the hacktivist group claimed to have successfully taken down more than 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts from the Internet.
In the latest video provided by Anonymous, a spokesman in black behind the group’s signature Guy Fawkes mask said:
“Hello, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. It is time to realize that social media is a solid platform for ISIS’s communication as well as neutering their ideas of terror amongst youth. However, at the same time, social media has proved it is an advanced weapon. We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts used by terrorists.”