Charlie Hebdo attack: Anonymous vows cyber-war on terrorists

Anonymous, the online hacktivist group today announced that they will initiate the cyber-war rendering websites and online accounts of attacker group behind Charlie Hebdo Paris incident inaccessible.


Anonymous has published a video through their Belgique Youtube channel as well as a statement in french posted at pastebin.

The message calls all cyber citizens to join their campaign against terrorist online accounts and websites. A google translation of it follows :

Message to the enemies of freedom of expression.

January 7, 2015, freedom of expression has suffered inhuman assault. Terrorists broke into the premises of the newspaper and coldly shot several designers and journalists and two policemen. The killers are still at large. Turned shocked, we can not fall to the ground. It is our duty to react.

First, we wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly and despicable act. We are all affected by the diparition Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, giant drawing that marked their talent throughout the history of the press and died for freedom. We do not forget the other victims killed in the attack that was on the way to these murderers and those who are still fighting to stay alive.

It is clear that some people do not want, in a free world, this inviolable and sacred right to express in any way his opinions. Anonymous will never leave this right violated by obscurantism and mysticism. We will fight always and everywhere the enemies of freedom of expression. Charlie Hebdo, historical figure of satirical journalism was now targeted. Anonymous must recall every citizen the freedom of the press is a fundamental principle of democratic countries. Freedom of opinion, expression and to publish articles under any threat, and stress is a right “inalienable.” Anonymous has always fought the pourfandeurs of these rights and will never admit a person to be shot down loosely because it published an article, a drawing, an opinion …

Freedom of expression and opinion is a non-negotiable thing to tackle it is to attack democracy. Expect a massive frontal reaction from us because the struggle for the defense of those freedoms is the foundation of our movement.

We are legion.
We will not forget.
We do not forgive.
Dread us!

Wednesday attack on Charlie Hebdo. a French satirical weekly newspaper, left 12 people dead and 11 injured. The two suspects have been linked by intelligence officials to militant groups and were heard shouting Islamist slogans as they carried out the massacre.