Anonymous, the equal parts famous and infamous hacking group, announced a few weeks ago that it will be conducting cyberwarfare against terrorists across the globe. ISIS and supporters of ISIS have been the primary target of Anonymous with the hacker group telling ISIS that “You are a virus — we are the cure.”
A month ago hacker collective Anonymous vowed to go after terrorists, and shortly afterwards took down its first target, ansar-alhaqq.net. That was just the first shot in Anonymous’ war on terror and the hacktivists have been actively targeting Islamic State-related Twitter and Facebook accounts to reduce the terrorist group’s ability to spread its message online. A post on Pastebin lists a long number of Twitter handles targeted by Anonymous RedCult as part of #OpISIS, alongside Facebook accounts that Anonymous says appear to have close contact with the terrorist organization.