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Anonymous 'attacks' ISIS sites

by Tech Reporter
11 Feb 2015 at 07:03hrs | Views
Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed to take down more than 1,000 ISIS sites, accounts and emails since launching an offensive against the militant group in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

The group released a video boasting of the online accounts it has 'exposed and destroyed' since declaring war against jihadists in January.

In this latest video a red outline of the group's masked front man warns 'there is no safe place for [ISIS] online'.

'Remember, the terrorists that are calling themselves Islamic State (ISIS) are not Muslims,' says the animated drawing, wearing the distinctive Guy Fawkes mask.

'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.'

Anonymous decided to declare war after the Paris shootings, using the hashtag #OpISIS

In a statement they explained: 'Freedom of expression has suffered inhuman assault ... It is our duty to react ... We wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly and despicable act.'

They added: 'We will fight always and everywhere the enemies of freedom of expression ... Freedom of expression and opinion is a non-negotiable thing. To tackle it is to attack democracy.

'Expect a massive frontal reaction from us because the struggle for the defense of those freedoms is the foundation of our movement.'

It closed down its first extremist website by January 12. 

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Source - Daily Mail