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Hacking group Anonymous warns terrorists: We are coming for you

Hacking group Anonymous has posted a video warning of an imminent attack on the online accounts run by members of terrorist cells.

After three days of bloodshed on the streets of Paris, the so-called 'hacktivist' group said the massacre at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine was an "attack on freedom of speech".

Warning they would "not permit" such attacks, the video labels the terrorists "cowards", adding: "We will find you and not leave you any rest,"

The video opens with a montage of images from the protests which followed the massacre Credit: YouTube/Anonymous
The video opens with a montage of images from the protests which followed the massacre Credit: YouTube/Anonymous

The video opens with a montage of images from the protests which followed the killings, before a member wearing the Anonymous' trademark Guy Fawkes mask addresses the "citizens of the world" in an electronically-distorted voice.

On January 7, 2015, freedom of speech was bruised. Terrorists breached into 'Charlie Hebdo' newspaper's headquarter and shot several cartoon artists, journalists and two policemen.

Disgusted and also shocked, we can't fall down, it is our responsibility to react.

We are all affected by the death of Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, talented artists who were murdered for their opinions and the freedom of their newspaper.

'Charlie Hebdo', historical figure of satirical journalism, has been targeted by cowards.

Anonymous has always fought for the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. We will never stop.

Anonymous must remind every citizen that the freedom of the press is fundamental to all democracy. It is everyone’s responsibility to defend it. We always fought for the freedom of speech. We will not give in.

Attacking freedom of speech is attacking Anonymous. We will not permit it. Any organisations or enterprises linked to those terrorists attacks should expect a massive reaction from Anonymous.

We are tracking you down. We will find you and not leave you any rest.

– Anonymous

A new Twitter account, @OpCharlieHebdo, has also been set up urging users to report any websites suspected of terrorist affiliation.

They say by cutting off social media access - thought to be a major method of recruitment - they will reduce the number of jihadists.

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