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The hacking group Anonymous redoubled its cyberwar against the Islamic State (IS) “to defend our values and our freedom” after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 civilians as they enjoyed a soccer match, dinner at a café or a rock concert.
A number of videos from Anonymous-affiliated accounts appeared online this weekend in French, Italian, and English, with presenters wearing the hacking collective’s signature Guy Fawkes mask.
“We are going to launch the most important operation ever carried out against you,” a robed figure warns in one video, as news footage of the attacks plays in the background. “War is unleashed. Prepare yourselves.”