Anonymous launches the OpISIS and brings down ISIS social media accounts

Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2015

Anonymous announced the OpISIS and launched a series of attacks against the jihadist websites supporting the ISIS and its propaganda on the Web.

As promised the Anonymous collective has launched a massive cyber attack against Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, the popular  group shouted revenge in the aftermath of the vicious against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. After the attack, Anonymous launched the #OpCharlieHebdo against the member of ISIS on the web, the popular hacking team cry out for vengeance for the assault on the Charlie Hebdo, convinced that what happened is not tolerable.

Anonymous ha also posted the manifest of the Op Charlie Hebdo on Pastebin, below the translation of an excerpt from the message:

“It is our responsibility to react … Attacking freedom of speech is a direct hit to democracy. Expect a massive reaction from us, because this freedom is what we’ve been always fighting for.”

Op Charlie Hebdo 2
Anonymous considers the supporters of a violent jihad as “enemies of freedom of expression,” so it announced the Op Charlie Hebdo.
The Anonymous collective announced a series of attack against the jihadist websites supporting the ISIS and its propaganda on the Web and used by the ISIS to recruit new members. The Belgian wing of Anonymous published a video on the Internet in which is announcing its revenge, the collective promises to raze social networks of accounts promoting violent jihad.

True to his declaration of war, Anonymous announced the # OpISIS in a video appeared on YouTube. The popular collective and the RedCult claimed to have carried out cyber attack against hundreds of Twitter and Facebook accounts used by the terrorists of the Islamic State.

According to the video, Operation OpISIS is managed by “Muslims, Christians, Jews”, a masked man explains the motivation of the attack that is conducted by ordinary people that together decided to join the forces against the ISIS.


[We are] “hackers, crackers, Hacktivist, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy next door… students, administrators, workers, clerks, unemployed, rich, poor.” They are also “young, or old, gay or straight… from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity. United as one, divided by zero.” the video explains.

Anonymous released a list of more than hundred Twitter and Facebook accounts suspected to belong to ISIS members, they represent the target of the OpISIS. Anonymous released the following message to the ISIS supporters:

We will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails, and expose you…
From now on, no safe place for you online…
You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure…
We own the internet…
We are Anonymous; we are Legion; we do not forgive, we do not forget, Expect us.

On the other side, the ISIS is demonstrating an excellent command of web technologies such as social networks, which uses daily to communicate with his followers.

Recently it has been discovered a manual released by the ISIS to its members to avoid online surveillance during their web experience. Twitter has already suspended more than 1500 ISIS accounts and dozens of militant recruiting websites were shut down by ISP and by DDoS Attack run by Anonymous members.

It isn’t the first time that Anonymous targets jihadist online communities, in June the group run a campaign dubbed Operation NO2ISIS against some states it accuses of supporting the Islamic terror group ISIS.

As part of the OpISIS, Anonymous also threatened to target Saudi Arabia and all those government that are secretly funding and supporting the strategy of the ISIS.
We are unable to target ISIS because they predominantly fight on the ground. But we can go after the people or states who fund them.
Stay Tuned ….

(Security Affairs –  Anonymous, OpISIS, ISIS)

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