The International Business Times is reporting the hacker activist group Anonymous (who declared a cyberwar on Daesh/ISIS following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France) uncovered a possible Daesh/ISIS threat to attack The Phillips Arena in Atlanta, the site of tomorrow night’s WWE Survivor Series PPV.
WWE issued an official statement responding to the threat noting that as of now the PPV will still be taking place as scheduled:
“WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate the matter with federal, state and local authorities.”
The local CBS Affiliate in Atlanta reports that the FBI is taking the threat very seriously. They issued this statement to Action 2 News:
“The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. 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.”
Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Butterworth told Channel 2 that his agency is working closely with the FBI, the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center and others in evaluating the threat.
Furthermore, Channel 2 reports that the Atlanta Police Department is talking about “replanning the event.”
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