The online hacktivist Anonymous has claimed that it took down about 800 Twitter accounts and 12 Facebook pages belonging or somehow supporting the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
The operation was conducted under the banner of #OpISIS but originally announced after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. Anonymous had announced that it would make sure the ISIS and its supporters are taken off the Internet considering the use of social media platforms for threats and propaganda.
A post on Pastebin from Anonymous shows it took down more than 800 Twitter, Facebook pages and about 50 email addresses on suspicion of supporting the ISIS.
Anonymous also released a video explaining its motives behind the OpISIS. The video warned ISIS in following words:
“We Are: Muslims, Christians, Jews… You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure. We own the Internet.”
You can watch the video below:
After conducting an in-depth analysis we at HackRead found that some targeted twitter accounts were suspended while some where still active. However, all targeted Facebook pages were found either deleted or unpublished.