‘You’re a Virus, We’re the Cure’: Anonymous Takes Down 20,000 ISIS Twitter Accounts

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The international hacking group Anonymous claims to have taken down 20,000 Islamic State-linked Twitter accounts as it wages “total war” against the terrorist organization. Their #OpParis operation is in revenge for the deadly attacks on November 13.

While Russia, French and US bombers are targeting Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions from the sky, Anonymous are carrying out their very own devastating campaign against the terrorist organization. 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.”

In a YouTube post on Wednesday, the group said: “More than 20,000 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS were taken down by Anonymous.” It added that they had provided a list of all the accounts that have been taken down. On Tuesday, the group had removed 5,500 ISIS accounts from the internet.

The video starts with a spokesman, all dressed in black and wearing Anonymous’ signature Guy Fawkes mask, delivering a statement. “Hello, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. It is time to realize that social media is a solid platform for ISIS’s communication as well as neutering their ideas of terror amongst youth. But at the same time, social media has proved it is an advanced weapon. We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts used by terrorists,” the spokesman said.

The jihadist ISIS organization has used social media as an effective way to recruit new fighters, especially from the West.

“ISIS, we will hunt you and take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you. From now on, there is no safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus and we are the cure,” the spokesman said.

On Tuesday, Alex Poucher, an Anonymous representative, spoke to RT about how the hacking collective is engaging in “total war” against IS.

“Our capability to take down ISIS is a direct result of our collective’s sophisticated hackers, data miners, and spies that we have all around the world. We have people very, very close to ISIS on the ground, which makes gathering intel about ISIS and related activities very easy for us,” he said.

Poucher added that the collective has built tools that “might be better than any world government’s tools to combat ISIS online.”

“They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us,” he said, adding that the collective “will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.”

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  • Frank

    While I’m generally not a fan or supporter of Anonymous, this just shows what happens when The People are awakened and decide to take up arms (or any other means of waging war) against evil and tyranny. The People are not constrained by international laws, treaties, Rules of Engagement or other “gentlemen’s rules.” Like the leading coalition nations SHOULD be doing, Anonymous will use ISIS’s own vulnerabilities against it. Time to inoculate.

    • Barry H

      And it is good to see that all this left wing politically correct nonsense is being replaced by common sense,logical thought and action.Hope Anonymous do some major damage!!

      • Razedbywolvs

        I don’t think there is anything currently more politically incorrect than being a jahadist.
        A matter of fact, i would bet people join because it is a politicly incorrect counter culture.
        The leftist tactic of silence opposing viewpoints (even crazy ones) is exactly what causes these ideologies to grow.

      • It would be interesting to see what kind of government that a group like Anonymous would create given the chance.

        • Razedbywolvs

          A constitutional republic just like everyone ells. Most likely socialist republic like China.

          • China is a republic in name only. The Chinese people have no rights secured by law as our republic had in the Bill of Rights.
            I would expect Anonymous to favor a anarchocapitalist system of government.

          • Razedbywolvs

            I think all republics are republics in name only but I will skip that point for now since I think it’s irreverent to Anonymous. I will concede they might accidentally de-construct a government into something closer to a anarcho capitalist system of government. But thats not what they would build given the chance.
            I wrought down a detailed lone explanation of how I got to a socialist republic but it was complex long and needed to be longer. I will provide it if you really want it, but given you knowledge about how the youth are biological inclined to lean to the left and how and what power structures are needed to build X political systems. I think you will get how I got to socialist republic.

          • How is any living thing biologically inclined to any political orientation?

          • Razedbywolvs

            http://www.livescience.com/27213-brain-scans-predict-political-party.html
            As you grow older and wiser you stop using the isula and start using the amygdala for decision making. The reason is women and adolescents are more dependent on tribalism for survive than an adults and men. (Republican and Democrats have a over active amygdala compared to people in the Anarchist spectrum.)
            I think the majority of Anonymous will fall in the 27 and younger category. http://www.mindpowernews.com/BrainPeaks.htm any one in there late 20’s is more likely to try using different means.

          • The replacement of the “an” in the second sentence would eliminate the ambiguity it produces.

          • HotinSC

            Correct, they have a short film on you tube about anarchy and the society they favor ideally.

          • But you don’t have the link for it?

          • HotinSC

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMjB5a6lNg. Called Anonymous official movie ANARCHY is the only way you should have expected us

        • none

          President Obama will help! Anonomuis is clearly a terrorist group, and he will direct the NSA to shut them down.
          The U.S. has spent million of dollars creating this new threat.

          • President Obama commands the largest terrorist organization on the planet. Kindly cite any terrorist acts committed by Anonymous.

          • none

            Hi. Read the last line. Notice how Obama has funded ISIS, then protected them from U.S. bombing?
            Sort of a joke about him. The way Muslims think.
            Read some of my other posts. By the way, no Americans support him. Or want Hitlery Clinton in charge.
            She hasn’t been elected to anything, and is attacking inocent country’s that haven’t done anything.

          • Why would Obama fund ISIS when Congress is perfectly willing to?

  • Music_Lives

    Is anonymous run by a government or power group?

    • Rivenburg

      They have been run by an FBI operation when they pushed Occupy wall street so hard, and when they hacked Stratfor. They were suborned through a hacker named Sabu who was arrested then turned in 24 hours into an FBI stooge. He then became the major mover in the online push for occupy wall street. Watch “hacker wars”. Anonymous is NOT the powerful master hackers people think they are, only a few have the actual skills, the rest are social movement types and get arrested easily. They thought at the time they were doing what THEY wanted to do, turns out they were babes in the woods who had no idea of the shyt storm they had walked into nor the level of manipulation they were subjected to via the FBI and Sabu.

  • Keith

    ISIS. Aren’t they Mossad, with the aid of CIA?
    You know, it’s the Zionists who want to destroy Syria’s government.

  • Ken, Megapolis

    I am Ken Fine. I am not anonymous, I have 5 Facebook accounts. 4 in the past, verified by passport, but things took a turn for the worse anyway. Won’t bore you (relief). I just want the hackers who take down our fun FB accounts caught LOL. I enjoy humour, not just Alternative Media and Politics. Grant me freedom to enjoy.
    I will not accept this additional set to the vastly overplayed Media Circus until . . . until . . . UNTIL ???
    Until we get a Snowden style Whistleblower ie a disgruntled hacker who wanted out of Anonymous. EVERY organisation without fail suffers Whistleblowers. All it takes is a normally dedicated employee getting passed over for promotion. Then this seeming sad individual can bring an organisation to its knees.
    So help me God.

  • mayday911us.

    I am one of the biggest fans of free speech in the

  • 0hiojoe

    obungle will set the cia and fbi on these hackers.

  • Siobhan Justin

    Just out of curiosity, why didn’t you guys do this sooner? Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy that you did this and I admire your ability and courage in doing so. Limiting their means of communication is essential in deterring them. thanks!

  • Alpin Thueson

    Taking down U.S. and i$raeli ‘assets’. CIA/ OSSAD are NOT going to be happy LOL!!!

  • mayday911us.

    OK Mr. genius what one false flags?

    Yes government and media lies to people a lot. Thanks I already know that any other wonderful tidbits you want to give me.

    Well i’m not being paid for my comments by anybody. Now you may be one of the people that lost a debate with me because you’re wonderful profile is blocked.

    If radical Islam does not exist then what’s going on?

    Yeah I’m far from a child oh please give summer your insightful information but if you can actually answer the question what was Vietnam started over?

  • PARIS_GIRL

    GOOD! FUCK ISIS!