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Hacker group Anonymous takes on ISIS

19 November, 2015
By Allison Orr

The hack group Anonymous have declared, via Twitter and a video on YouTube, that they are going to take on ISIS, after the Paris attacks.

From the video: “We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts belonging to terrorists.”

“This is only the beginning.  ISIS, we will hunt you, 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.”

They say they have taken down more than 5,500 Twitter accounts connected to ISIS, and are leaking personal information of suspected extremists.

Anonymous has claimed that it would be the biggest operation undertaken by them.

However, there are questions about whether this action might do more harm than good in the long-term.  Since intelligence agencies often track terrorist activity online, driving them out of online spaces might make that harder.

ISIS has since issued tips for its members to avoid getting hacked.

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