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Hacktivist group Anonymous have said that Isis is planning an attack on Atlanta this weekend.iStock

The FBI has said that they are "aware" of threats that Islamic State (Isis) will attack a WWE event being held in Atlanta on Sunday (22 November) evening. While the federal law enforcement agency is believed to be taking the warning seriously, it has said it is not a "credible" threat.

On Saturday (21 November) hacking group Anonymous claimed it had uncovered evidence of a number of attacks planned by IS in several countries, with one of the targets being a WWE Survivor Series wrestling event at the Philips Arena.

A spokesperson for the FBI said: "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."

Hackers' warning

Anonymous warned of the IS attacks on 21 November, but said that they would not be publishing any information online. Members of the hacktivist group said that they had passed on their information to government officials.

The WWE event in Atlanta was only one of the events that Anonymous reported to be under attack by IS terrorists on 22 November. Others included events in Italy, Lebanon, Indonesia and France.

The WWE event in Atlanta is due to go ahead as planned. A spokesperson for the event and the venue noted that the threat to the event was not credible, but that they had introduced increased security measures.

The statement read: "WWE and Philis Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, which is our highest priority."

Organisers urged fans to arrive early in order to avoid delays caused by the additional security checks. They have also said that bags will not be allowed into the arena.