Yesterday the hacktivist group Anonymous released this ominous message on Twitter, warning of impending ISIS attacks to occur on Sunday.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonGlobal) November 21, 2015
The group claimed that it had uncovered information about ISIS planning further attacks in Paris on the 22nd, as well as in Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, and the United States. Anonymous also reported that an assault on the WWE Survivor Series wrestling event in Atlanta would occur Sunday night as well.
According to the International Business Times, which claimed to have spoken to Anonymous, the group had also passed information to M15 in Britain, the FBI and CIA in the US, and the Australian government.
Then, as abruptly as they released the original stunning information, Anonymous disavowed its earlier announcement of pending attacks.
We did not spread any rumors about possible future ISIS attacks, and frankly, we do not know where the rumors come from.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) November 21, 2015