The mysterious group, Anonymous, has made good on its threat to inflict a “major cyber attack” on ISIS.
The hacker collective Tweeted yesterday that over 5,500 ISIS-affiliated accounts on Twitter had been taken down. The Tweet included their signature "Ops" phrase for collective missions (#OpParis is their name for the Paris mission) and a slew of other hashtags commonly used by the group.
The take-down reportedly delivered a serious setback, impacting ISIS' ability to communicate, recruit and deliver propaganda via Twitter.
Anonymous' YouTube video (below), now with more than six million views, galvanized thousands of faceless users who have tracked down and reported ISIS accounts to Twitter. Quick to suspends users for Tweeting offensive messages about Black Lives Matters and other controversial groups, the social media outlet has done little to curtail ISIS' use of their platform. The Anonymous collective has stepped in to rectify that situation.
For a fascinating peek into Anonymous, check out their current Twitter feed for #OpParis.
Featured Image: Screenshot from the YouTube video posted by Anonymous at Yahoo News.