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Notorious Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War on al-Qaeda After Paris Attack

January 10, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Notorious Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War on al-Qaeda After Paris Attack

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The Hacking group known as Anonymous has ‘declared war on jihadists’ after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Now intelligence agencies who are fighting the Islamic Jihadists may have the most unlikeliest of allies.

The activists released a video condemning the gun attack at the satirical magazine which left 12 people dead.

The video was uploaded to the group’s Belgian YouTube account and it shows a figure wearing the group’s Guy Fawkes mask and a hood says in French in an electronically-distorted voice: ‘We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.’

Sitting at a desk, the figure read what looked to be a written statement, which he said the group will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists to avenge those killed.

The hashtag #OpChalieHebdo – presumably meaning Operation Charlie Hebdo – also appears on screen.

Reports say the group published a statement on text-sharing website Pastebin, entitled ‘Message to the enemies of freedom of expression’, they continued:

‘Freedom of expression has suffered inhuman assault … It is our duty to react … We wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly and despicable act. We will fight always and everywhere the enemies of freedom of expression … Freedom of expression and opinion is a non-negotiable thing. To tackle it is to attack democracy.

‘Expect a massive frontal reaction from us because the struggle for the defense of those freedoms is the foundation of our movement.’

Anonymous has previously carried out cyber attacks on websites belonging to the Government, as well as those of corporate and religious organisations.

Anonymous was responsible for the attack that crippled the Home Office’s website by flooding it with huge amounts of internet traffic.

Anonymous has been linked to online attacks around the world aimed at punishing governments for policies of which the hackers disapprove.

Members are known as ‘Anons’ and are distinguished by their Guy Fawkes masks.

The group are seen as anything from digital Robin Hoods to cyber terrorists for their hacking campaigns against government agencies, child pornography sites and the Klu Klux Klan.

targets of Anonymous ‘hacktivism’ included government agencies of the US, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda, and others, copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony.

From the DailyMail

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