A group related with the Anonymous hacktivist movement launched what they claimed was a “total war” against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh), encouraging people to join in an work allegedly targeting social media accounts related with the terror organization in response to the attacks in Paris a week ago. Multiple “ops” have been launched in an try to crowdsource efforts to disrupt ISIS social media and even hack its members. But there has also been a rash of accusations among those related with distinct operations, and it really is not clear that any of them are attaining anything other than drawing focus to Anonymous again.
Seriously, right after #OpISIS there have been as well numerous fame whores. It is not about the follows or RTs. It is about the truth. Have some integrity.
— Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 22, 2015
In a video release, self-proclaimed members of #OpParis announced that they had taken down 20,000 Twitter accounts connected with ISIS. Folks related with the operation also claim to have alerted law enforcement to planned ISIS attacks in the US and Paris.
Nonetheless, many of the accounts targeted by an automated Twitter reporting script that the group has distributed by way of links from its chat channel have absolutely nothing to do with the Islamic State. And the FBI has discounted that details, releasing a statement that “we do not have specific or credible data of an attack at this time.” The US attack claimed to have been uncovered by Anonymous members was allegedly targeting a WWE wrestling event in Atlanta tonight.