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Officials Taking Precaution After Anonymous Warns Of ISIS Attack In Atlanta

| by Sean Kelly
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The FBI said it was taking a reported threat by ISIS to attack a WWE event in Atlanta seriously.

The hacker group Anonymous, which successfully hacked the terrorist organization following attacks in Paris, claimed to have uncovered information about an attack at the WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta on Nov. 22. 

The FBI subsequently released a statement acknowledging the threat.

“The FBI is aware of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event,” the statement read, according to WSBTV. "While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe."

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Anonymous also published a list of events throughout the world that were allegedly targets of the terrorist organization, explaining their decision to publish it in a statement, reported International Business Times.

“The goal is to make sure the whole world, or at least the people going to these events, know that there have been threats and that there is possibility of an attack to happen,” the statement read. "Another goal is to make sure Daesh knows that the world knows and cancels the attacks, which will disorientate them for a while."

“We only appeared now because our goal was to remain undercover and report everything to the right authorities and let them take all the action," the statement continued. "But when authorities do not take action, Anonymous does. This part of the op started last Monday and has [been] and will be active 24 hours a day as long as the op is going on."

Sources: WSBTVInternational Business Times / Photo credit: wsbtv.com