What you should know about the reported ISIS threat on Atlanta

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Hacker group Anonymous has uncovered several plots by terror group ISIS to attack major cities around the world on Sunday, including one Atlanta event.

The hackers disclosed that they’ve found internal chatter to suggest there are possible plans for an assault at the WWE Survivor Series professional wrestling event at Philips Arena Sunday night. It is just one of more than a half-dozen targets around the world that may be planned for Sunday, according to Anonymous, but the only threat to the United States, Raw Story said.

Obviously, the city and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are taking the threat seriously, but they have uncovered nothing to suggest the threat is imminent.

“While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time,” J. Britt Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI Atlanta Field Office, said in a written statement.

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WWE has also released a statement: “WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate the matter with federal, state and local authorities.”

WSB reporter Mark Winne said on Twitter there’s a chance that the information acquired by Anonymous was more of a suggestion of places “lone wolves” should attack rather than a list of imminent attacks, according to his sources.

It’s not believed that there are any threats to the Atlanta Falcons game Sunday afternoon against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome.

If you’re planning to attend either event, remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings.

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