Anonymous could hack PlayStation networks in cyber-war with ISIS
Nov 21 2015
They are using computer code rather than high-powered weapons and say the hacktivist group has built tools that "might be better than any world government's tools to combat ISIS online".
Quite a lot has happened after Anonymous declared cyber-war on ISIS members last weekend, but now, after a week passed from the Paris attacks, the group is proudly announcing that it managed to track and take down over 20,000 ISIS-related Twitter accounts.
Anonymous also said the Islamic State group is planning an assault at the WWE Survivor Series event scheduled to take place in the Philips Arena in Atlanta Sunday at 7.30 p.m. EST, as well as attacks at multiple events in Paris.
This is a terrorist group and not a state. I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists.
With these activities rising, ISIS might have effectively been barred from sending its messages across social media channels, but it is also high time that Facebook and Twitter joined hands in order to take these accounts down in order to increase efficiency.
It is time to realize social media is a solid platform for ISIS' communication as well as neutering their idea of terrorism among youth. You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure.
According to Anonymous: "We only appeared now because our goal was to remain undercover and report everything to the right authorities and let them take all the action". In a previous note they explained, "We are unable to target ISIS because they predominantly fight on the ground".