Anonymous launches campaign against IS

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Anonymous launches campaign against ISAlthough hacker group Anonymous occasionally provides light relief in the world of internet security, it has recently taken up a more serious and combative tone. Following the recent terrorist atrocity in Paris, the group now has ISIS very firmly in its sights, launching a retribution campaign called Operation Paris.

Anonymous already began their work by removing over 5,000 Twitter accounts linked to Islamic State members, but criticism has been levelled at the group saying that they may be crossing the tracks of the intelligence services who have their own methods; monitoring social media accounts can provide useful information to those engaged in the hunt to root out IS terrorists and interfering with this process may be neither helpful nor welcome.

However, Anonymous maintain that their internet-based campaign is both valid and beneficial to the fight against terrorism.

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