Anonymous has blasted Turkey with a massive cyber-attack after accusing the Islamic nation of supporting ISIS.
Last week, hacktivists fired the opening salvos in their war, bringing down up to 40,000 Turkish websites.
Now Anonymous has threatened to take down the vital systems which power the country’s airports, banks and government facilities, as well as the “root servers” which are the foundation of Turkey’s entire digital infrastructure.
According to a video message posted on Anonymous’ YouTube channel, the hacktivists have just started.
“Turkey is supporting Daesh by buying oil from them, and hospitalizing their fighters. We won’t accept that Erdogan, the leader of Turkey, will help ISIS any longer.”
“If you don’t stop supporting ISIS, we will continue attacking your internet, your root DNS, your banks and take your government sites down.
After the root DNS, we will start to hit your airports, military assets, and private state connections. We will destroy your critical banking infrastructure.
Stop this insanity now Turkey. Your fate is in your own hands”.
According to one Anonymous source who spoke to Daily Mail, “You may be wondering why we are ‘trolling’ ISIS and planning all these demonstrations. To understand that you must first see how ISIS works.”
“They thrive off fear and hope that by their actions they can silence all of us and get us to just lay low and hide in fear.”
“We will show them that we are not afraid, we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers, we can make a real difference. We will mock them for the idiots they are.”
According to Inverse, Anonymous and Turkey don’t exactly get along. #OpTurkey has been going on for more than two years. And ISIS continues to be the hackers’ primary target. Anonymous has published and updated a list of Twitter accounts they claim spread propaganda in support of ISIS, a list which has now increased to more than 5,500.