The hacktivist group Anonymous has made the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) the target of what they are calling #OpISIS which has seen about 90 ISIS related social media accounts taken-down. We have seen this before from Anonymous with their #OpKKK campaign.
ISIS has made social media a key tool in their campaign of violence. Using it for media relations, recruitment and to release their propaganda videos, which have included depictions of violent executions.
#OpISIS began after they released the execution of a captured Jordanian pilot who they burned alive.
In a video released by Anonymous the have a direct message to ISIS.
“ISIS, we will hunt you. We will take down your sites, accounts emails and expose you. From now on, no safe place for you online. You are a virus and we are the cure. We own the internet.” said the spokesperson.
In their video, they also name several Facebook and Twitter accounts they suspect of being involved with ISIS and that it “won’t hurt to keep an eye on them”.
Checkout the full video below.