As people from all across the world are uniting their voice condemning the Charlie Hebdo attack, hacking group Anonymous has also declared war against terror outfits after the January 7 incident that killed 12 people. Also Read - Anonymous hackers hijack ISIS' Twitter accounts with gay porn links after Orlando attack
In their pilot move they hacked, what French newspapers claim, is a jihadi terrorist website. The website ansar-alhaqq.net was down for several hours before it was back live. Anonymous took claim for the hacking and even tweeted about it. Also Read - 97 hacking cases reported against Anonymous in Japan since September
#TangoDown : http://t.co/rHJrjTZ8mA Expect us. #JeSuisCharlie #OpCharlieHebdo #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/RK7gBWr8QS Also Read - Anonymous declares December 11 as ‘Official ISIS Trolling Day’; invites everyone to participate
— OpCharlieHebdo (@OpCharlieHebdo) January 10, 2015
They even posted a video declaring war against these terrorists. The video began with Paris protests filled with JeSuis Charlie banners. Then a man, wearing their customary mask, with a ‘digitised’ voice gave out their message to the world. He said, “Citizens of the world. This is important. This is serious. On January 7, 2015 our freedom of speech was bruised. Disgusted and shocked, we can’t fall down. It is our responsibility to react. Anonymous has always fought for the freedom of speech and the freedom of press. We will never stop.”
“Attacking freedom of speech, is attacking Anonymous. We will not permit it. Any organisations or enterprises linked to those terrorists attacks should expect a massive reaction from Anonymous. We are tracking you down. We will find you and not leave you any rest,” the man in the video said, further ending it with, ” We are Anonymous, we are legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us.” They have started a special Twitter handle @OpCharlieHebdo for this purpose. They even asked users to let them know of any Twitter terrorist handles, if they find them.
— OpCharlieHebdo (@OpCharlieHebdo) January 9, 2015
Here’s the video from Anonymous declaring war against the Charlie Hebdo attackers: