Anonymous hackers declare war on IS after Paris attacks

  • Reuters
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2015 20:50 IST
A judicial seal of a mask of Guy Fawkes is pictured prior to the trial of three "Anonymous" for their alleged involvement in cyber attacks targeting institutional websites. Now, Anonymous hackers collective have planned a wave of cyber attacks against the Islamic State. (AFP)

A wave of cyber attacks has been planned by the Anonymous hackers collective against the Islamic State (IS) following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people.

In a video posted online, a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said the Islamic State militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and Anonymous would hunt them down.

“These attacks cannot remain unpunished,” the man said in the video, speaking in French.

“We are going to launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect many cyberattacks. War has been declared. Get ready,” the man said, without giving details of what the attacks would involve. “We don’t forgive and we don’t forget.”

Anonymous is an international network of activist computer hackers which has claimed responsibility for many cyberattacks.

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