To find new victims, the cult used platforms, such as Discord, Twitch, Soundcloud, Roblox and Telegram, according to the Guardian.
In its public service announcement, the FBI warned people that the cult uses many names, among which are 76, 764, CVLT, Court, Kaskar, Harm Nation, Leak Society and H3ll, adding that it “continuously evolves and forms subgroups under different monikers.”
The investigation into the cult began after police arrested a 23-year-old Angel Almeida on gun charges in New York and discovered his social media posts that led them to the cult, the Guardian wrote.
Books about the Order of Nine Angles and a flag bearing the insignia of an American O9A offshoot, the Temple of Blood, were also found by the police.
“Documents and sources familiar with 764 indicate the group is an offshoot of the Order of Nine Angles (O9A), a violent, subversive amalgam of esoteric Hitler worship, Satanism and Wiccan tenets that American authorities recognize as a terrorist ideology and that has been connected with murders and attempted terrorist attacks in countries including the US, Britain, Germany, Canada and Russia,” the newspaper reported.
Once the group ensnares its victims, they begin to threaten, intimidate or blackmail them into recording acts of self-mutilation, animal abuse, sex acts and even their suicides.
The Guardian also reported that Almeida had an O9A “blood covenant,” which features a blood-smeared drawing of a hooded figure with glowing red eyes surrounded with sigils for four O9A deities, the caption Vindex, Nythra, Satan and Abatu and an oath at the bottom of the page.
The newspaper also discovered that the cult has a “network of a couple of thousand participants and hundreds of highly active members who generate and disseminate the bulk of the child pornography and gore videos found in the group’s channels on Telegram, Discord and more obscure platforms like Matrix.”
The FBI urged the victims of the cult to contact the bureau through the Internet Crime Complaint Center website.