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Anonymous has declared war on Isis (again)

The hacktivists have vowed to ‘strike back’ following Tuesday’s Brussels attacks

The cyber war between Anonymous and Isis is still, despite a Donald Trump-shaped interlude, raging on. After the tragic attacks on Paris last year, the hacktivists have apparently been working on their “biggest campaign ever” against the militant group – sending out rickrolls, replacing websites with sneaky viagra ads, and shutting down thousands of their social media accounts. They’ve even encouraged the world to help out: publishing a “noob guide” for members of the public who were keen on getting involved in the takedown.

Considering all this, it was only a matter of time before the group spoke up about Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels. In a new video posted to YouTube yesterday, Anonymous have apparently issued another threat to Isis – vowing to take revenge on the group, and attack them for as long as they “continue their actions around the world.”

“Most of you know that Belgium was hit by terrorists on 22nd of March, 2016. Our freedom is once again under attack, this can’t continue,” declared a masked spokesman. “We will keep hacking their websites, shutting down their Twitter accounts, and stealing their bitcoins. We defend the rights of freedom and tolerance. To the supporters of Daesh (Isis): we will track you down, we will find you, we are everywhere and we are more than you can imagine. Be afraid.”

The two terror attacks took place in the Belgian capitals’ Zaventem Airport, as well as at Maalbeek Metro station – leaving at least 31 dead and 300 injured. Isis have since claimed responsibility.

“You don’t have to hack them,” he continued. “If you stand up against discrimination in your country, you harm them much more than by hacking their websites. The Islamic state can’t recruit Muslims in Europe if they are accepted and included in the society.”

We’ll just have to see whether this threat will actually materialise into anything – though many are already sceptical about the group’s credibility. Despite claiming that they’ve already successfully stopped one terrorist attack in Italy, there’s very little concrete evidence to prove it; which means that, once again, we’ll just have to take their word for it. 

See the full video below: