The cyber warfare between the international “hacktivist” group Anonymous and ISIS is ratcheting up.This week, the group posted a chilling new video on YouTube claiming that more than 20,000 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS were taken down by Anonymous – and delivered a very direct threat. Here is the complete text of the video:
Hello, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. It is time to realize social media is a solid platform for ISIS’s communication as well as neutering their ideas of terror among youth. But at the same time, social media has proven that it is an advanced weapon. We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts belonging to terrorists.
More than 20,000 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS were taken down by Anonymous. You can find the list of all the accounts taken down in the description. This is only the beginning.ISIS, we will hunt you and take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you. From now on, no safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus and we are the cure.
We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. ISIS, it is too late to expect us.
Anonymous seems to have captured the imaginations of many – and speaks in strong words we only wish our own leaders would use. And you know what? NO one could accuse them of being Islamophobic.