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Pros and cons of Anonymous waging a hacking war on ISIS

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    In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris last Friday, the hacker collective Anonymous used a YouTube video to declare war on ISIS, promising to take down websites and Twitter accounts associated with the group, and following up with a message warning of "major cyber attacks."

    This new effort appears to be a continuation of a year-long Anonymous campaign, chronicled in a recent report in Foreign Policy magazine. While many people may agree with Anonymous' motives, it's far from clear what the actual effects will be of this cyber conflict between two groups that lie largely outside of the traditional nation-state structure.

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