Shortly after reportedly declaring war against ISIS in the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, the hacktivist group known as Anonymous has seemingly delivered on that promise. Anonymous is allegedly claiming to have taken down as many as 5,500 ISIS-related Twitter accounts, according to Softpedia. Uniting under the #OpParis and #OpIceISIS hashtags, the group has also reportedly paired the Twitter takedowns with an alleged list of ISIS members and recruiters previewed to reporters at the Independent.
Anonymous staged a similar attack shortly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this year, a massive operation that ultimately resulted in the takedown of "tens of thousands" of Twitter accounts. At least one document from the current batch of alleged ISIS member information was previewed by reporters at the Independent and described as containing personal details "including the physical address of a person it claims is an Isis recruiter in Europe."
"Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down," an alleged Anonymous spokesperson said in a recent video announcing their "biggest ever operation" against ISIS, according to translated transcripts obtained by Sky News. "You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you." Though the Independent claims "none of the details that have been shared could be independently confirmed," Softpedia suggests that this additional vetting process might be an intentional move by the hacktivist collective to prevent false information from spreading.