WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Anonymous is claiming credit for shutting down over 5,500 Twitter accounts it says were used by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria members.

Spokesman Alex Poucher told Reuters the hacker group is uniquely positioned to disrupt ISIS’ online presence.

“Our capability to take down ISIS is a direct result of our collective’s sophisticated hackers, data miners, and spies that we have all around the world,” he said. “We have people very, very close to ISIS on the ground, which makes gathering intel about ISIS and related activities very easy for us.”

The group declared “war” on ISIS after Friday’s attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and left hundreds wounded.

“They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us,” added Poucher. “[We] will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.”

ISIS called the group “idiots” after Anonymous posted a video warning they would shut down the terrorists, reports The Hacker News.

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