November 2015 – TERRORISM – The cyber attackers Anonymous declared war on the jihadis, also known as ISIL and Daesh, in the wake of the Paris attacks last week. And now the group has released a statement claiming the terrorists are planning up to EIGHT attacks on the same day – November 22. Alongside the hashtags #22Daesh #OpParis, they published a list of events in France, the United States, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon which are reportedly being targeted.
They include the WWE wrestling event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and a performance by an American heavy metal band in Milan. Their statement read: “This is a warning to anyone going to any of the events listed below or going to any event with a lot of people, church services included – but the risk of any churches outside Paris/France being targeted is low.”
The women’s rights demonstration has already been cancelled after French president François Hollande declared a state of emergency in the wake of the killings. The French parliament voted to extend this to three months, and includes beefed up security measures such as banning demonstrations. The hacking group, identified by a trademark mask, added some events are not ‘100% confirmed’ as at-risk.
Anonymous claims to have passed on all intelligence to security services around the world, adding: “They have it and it is their responsibility to do something with it. “But because they have not done anything with it yet and it’s almost the 22nd, we have matters into our hands. “We only take the responsibility of warning civilians (in case the authorities do not act well enough).” –Express