World on edge over reports ‘Anonymous’ warned of multi-country ISIS attacks coming on Sunday

The hacker group Anonymous is warning of widespread attacks Sunday, although there is some confusion over the alert — Anonymous declared cyber war on ISIS last week after the Paris attack.

https://twitter.com/YourAnonGlobal/status/668157844332630016

The Hill reported:

OpParisIntel, the name of Anonymous’ mission against ISIS, released a statement Saturday saying it had uncovered information regarding new terror plots “on Paris and the world” scheduled for Nov. 22, according to the International Business Times.

“All proof was submitted to official authorities all around the globe days ago,” the statement said. “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 matters into our own hands.”

 

The original report from International Business Times is seen here:

Included among the possible targets is a big pro wrestling event in Atlanta, Ga., although WWE and the venue issued a joint statement on Saturday that said authorities cannot substantiate the threat, The Hill reported.

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“The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia, venue and event,” the FBI’s Atlanta office said in a statement to CBS News. “While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe.”

The confusion sets in with a message posted Saturday on a Twitter account attributed to Anonymous, which disavows the warnings:

With the Islamic State leveling threats of attacks in Washington and New York and the bloody terrorist attack in Paris fresh in everyone’s mind, people around the world remain on edge.

Adding to the anxiety, the Belgian government has raised its terror alert to the highest level possible and shut down large swathes of its capital, citing “a serious and imminent threat.” Americans in Belgium are being ordered “to shelter in place.”

Tom Tillison

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