The hacker collective Anonymous claims to have taken control of almost 100 Twitter accounts associated with Daesh militant group, The Gaurdian reported on Tuesday.
In the video put up by the group to report its success, a masked speaker, talking in the computer-generated speech Anonymous uses, says: “The terrorists that are calling themselves Islamic State are not Muslims. Isis, we will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you. From now on no safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus and we are the cure. We own the internet.”
The group also names a selection of Facebook accounts “suspected to have been keeping contact with the terrorists Daesh in Syria and Iraq” and says it “won’t hurt to keep an eye on them”.
It is not yet clear whether Anonymous’s actions have had any wider effect on Daesh’s ability to organize using social media.
While Anonymous says there will be “more to come”, Daesh members continue to create accounts as fast as they are taken down.