The hacker collective Anonymous published a video communique on Wednesday promising that the group would “strike back” against the Islamic State following Tuesday’s deadly bombings in Brussels.
The coordinated bombings across the city left 34 dead and more than 270 wounded in the deadliest terror attack in Europe since the horrifying Paris attacks that rocked the region in November. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The video released the day after the Brussels attacks closely resembles the declaration of war issued by the hacker collective following the deadly Paris attacks, with the group promising “many cyberattacks" against ISIS-affiliated groups and their adherents around the world.
In Wednesday's video, a man wearing the distinctive Guy Fawkes mask favored by Anonymous hackers and their fans declares that “our freedom is once again under attack.”
“We will not rest as long as terrorists continue their actions around the world. We will strike back against them. We will keep hacking their websites, shutting down their Twitter accounts, and stealing their Bitcoins."
“We defend the rights of freedom and tolerance," he added. "To the supporters of Daesh: we will track you down, we will find you, we are everywhere, and we are more than you can imagine. Be afraid.”