Brussels attacks: Hacker group Anonymous vows revenge on Islamic State
March 25, 2016
Shah Sheikh (1172 articles)
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Brussels attacks: Hacker group Anonymous vows revenge on Islamic State

ocial media accounts affiliated with Anonymous have released a new video statement announcing that the hacker group would once again “strike back” against Islamic State followingTuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels.

Anonymous released a similar video on November 14, one day after an Islamic State sleeper cell carried out the Paris attacks, killing 130 people and injuring hundreds more. In that video, the group declared war on the Islamic State, warning of “many cyberattacks.”

In the video released on Wednesday, a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask says that “our freedom is once again under attack.”

“We will not rest as long as terrorists continue their actions around the world. We will strike back against them. We will keep hacking their websites, shutting down their Twitter accounts, and stealing their Bitcoins.” the man said.

“We defend the rights of freedom and tolerance. To the supporters of Daesh: we will track you down, we will find you, we are everywhere, and we are more than you can imagine. Be afraid.”

The video appears to have been shared first by a new Twitter account, OpBrussels. The account links to an #OpBrussels chat, which links out to resources on the operation. The group is collating digital profiles on the attackers on two platforms: pad.riseup.net and ghostbin. Though the video does not yet appear to have been shared by official Anonymous accounts on social, the process behind the operation tallies with the group’s methods and practices.

The video message calls on everyone in Europe to fight back by standing together against discrimination.

“If you stand up against discrimination in your country, you harm them much more than hacking their websites. The Islamic State cannot recruit Muslims in Europe if they are accepted and included in the society.”

Source | Telegraph