On an unverified video posted to YouTube Saturday, a spokesperson wearing Anonymous’ signature Guy Fawkes mask appeared, stating that “war is declared.” ISIS should expect “major cyberattacks,” the spokesperson also stated.
He said 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.”
Anonymous also attacked ISIS following January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.
The organization highlighted hundreds of social media accounts and websites in February that it claimed were affiliated with ISIS.
Many of the Twitter accounts it uncovered were ultimately suspended.
Although the message Saturday was not posted to the group’s official YouTube channel, a tweet from Anonymous’ official Twitter account confirmed that the group was now at war with ISIS.
Anonymous has done a number of “good” cyberattacks.
They released information from a major hacking forum in February 2011 which was later used by security firm Mandiant to link the Chinese military to cyberattacks against the U.S. this year.
Anonymous launched a cyberattack named “Free North Korea” in 2013. They wanted “controversial Kim Jong-un to resign,” to “install free democracy,” “abandon nuclear ambition,” and grant “uncensored internet access” to its citizens. Anonymous released all 15,000 usernames and passwords for the government’s web services and threatened to wipe its data.
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