Anonymous have said that they successfully foiled an ISIS terror plot in Italy after uncovering vital plans on the terror network’s communications.
The hacktivists made the claims in a series of Tweets in November.
It comes weeks after the group issued a rallying call for those that want to join its cause.
In a video posted to YouTube, an Anonymous member wearing the group’s signature Guy Fawkes mask, speaks about the group’s chaotic, leaderless structure.
“Anonymous is not an organisation, it is not a club, a party or even a movement. There is no charter, no manifest, no membership fees. All we are is people who travel together,” he says.
“We come from all racers, countries and ethnicities. We are many, we are your neighbours, your co-workers, your hairdressers, your bus drivers and your network administrators. We are the guy on the street with the suitcase. We are the girl in the bar you are trying to chat up. We are Anonymous.”
— #OpParis (@OpParisOfficial) December 17, 2015
Traditionally, Anonymous opposes government control and surveillance, but it has also pledged to take on ISIS following the Paris attacks.
The video also suggests tips to make contact with other Anonymous members and how to guard privacy online.
It suggests creating a separate email account and pseudonym before joining social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It even recommends using a separate browser for Anonymous activities.
At the end of the video, the speaker says, “We are more than you think. We are more than anybody thinks. We are many. And you are now one of us. Welcome to Anonymous.”
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