Anonymous "declares war" on Turkey in retaliation for "helping" the Islamic State

Clara Guibourg
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The hacker group has a history of attacking Isis (Source: Getty)

Anonymous has “declared war” on Turkey, taking responsibility for the massive cyber attacks that have hit against the country.

The hacker group said the attacks are retaliation for its suspicion Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is indirectly helping Islamic state (Isis).

Anonymous released a video accusing the country of supporting Isis, also known as Daesh, financially:

As many of you have heard, Turkey is supporting Daesh by buying oil from them and hospitalising their fighters.

Stop this insanity now, Turkey. Your fate is in your hands.

Turkey’s digital infrastructure has been hit by several major attacks over the past week, with a string of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the country’s banks, government agencies and other central functions.

In total, some 400,000 websites have been taken down in what is believed to be the biggest hack attack against the country ever.

The infamous hacker group has a long history of attacking Isis, having flagged down some 101,000 Twitter accounts linked to IS and taking down 149 IS-linked websites, according to Foreign Policy magazine.

It declared “total war” on the terrorist organisation in response to the November Paris attacks, announcing its “biggest operation ever” through a Youtube video.

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