Anonymous Publishes Islamic State Hit List

Anonymous Publishes Islamic State Hit List November 21, 2015

The hacktivist collective Anonymous says the Islamic State is planning to launch attacks in the U.S., Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon on Sunday.

Hacktivists working under the banner of Anonymous have released information concerning eight targets scheduled to be hit tomorrow, November 22.

Targets include the WWE Survivor Series wrestling event being held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and a performance by an American heavy metal band in Milan.

OpParisIntel released a statement Saturday saying it had uncovered information regarding new terror plots “on Paris and the world” scheduled for Nov. 22. The following is an excerpt from that statement:

22nd of November – ISIS THREAT ~Anonymous

Daesh plans attack on Paris and the world on the 22nd of November. #22Daesh #OpParis  

Short summarization:

All proof was submitted to official authorities all around the globe days ago. 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 taken matters into our hands. We only take the responsibility of warning civilians (in case the authorities do not act well enough).

We have seen and received threats from several (pro-)Daesh accounts, but not just regular threats. These threats were all focussed on 1 date: the 22nd of November. Our intel team started gathering Intel after having verified the threats and has narrowed all it’s findings down to this pastebin.

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. How large some threats/planned attacks are is for most events unknown. But since 1 man can kill hundreds in one act we have included events which were threatened by single people too.

The collective published the list of potential targets alongside a statement:

The goal is to make sure the whole world, or at least the people going to these events, know that there have been threats and that there is possibility of an attack to happen. Another goal is to make sure Daesh knows that the world knows and cancels the attacks, which will disorientate them for a while.

The targets listed by Anonymous are as follow:

  • Demonstration by Collectif du droit des femmes (Paris)

  • Cigales Electroniques with Vocodecks, RE-Play & Rawtor at Le Bizen (Paris)

  • Concrete Invites Drumcode: Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joel Mull at Concrete (Paris)
  • Feast of Christ the King celebrations (Rome/Worldwide)

  • Al-Jihad, One Day Juz (Indonesia)

  • Five Finger Death Punch (Milan)

  • University Pastoral Day (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon)

Speaking to International Business Times, the hacktivists behind the release said it had passed proof to MI5, CIA, FBI. and the Australian government, but has no plans to release it publicly:

If we share the proof [publicly] everyone will start calling it fake because screenshots can be edited and accounts can be deleted. We have purposely not shared account links publicly because they would be shut down immediately and then no one would believe the proof.

In a statement issued Saturday, the FBI said it is aware of an alleged threat by the Islamic State to stage an attack on the WWE event scheduled for Atlanta Sunday evening. The following is an excerpt from that statement:

The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. … We have … made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe.

After the massacre in Paris earlier this month, Anonymous formally declared war on the Islamic State, and earlier this week the hacktivist collective eliminated over 5,500 Twitter accounts tied to the Islamic State and leaked the personal information of suspected ISIS extremists.

Update: After this story was originally published @YourAnonNews (the largest and most cohesive Anonymous presence on Twitter) sent a tweet stating:

We did not spread any rumors about possible future ISIS attacks, and frankly, we do not know where the rumors come from.

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