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Anonymous Hacks KKK Twitter in Retaliation for Alleged Ferguson Threats

By    |   Monday, 17 Nov 2014 08:29 PM

Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan have been seized by the Internet activist group Anonymous, continuing a cyber war that began over the weekend.

Anonymous' action came as the result of the hate group's alleged threats to use force against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Local residents are awaiting a court decision over the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, 18, by a white police officer.

The KKK Twitter accounts @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral were hacked by Anonymous as part of the group's new #OpKKK campaign. Anonymous replaced the KKK logo on the account with its own logo.





The "Anon" hackers told The Huffington Post that they also launched denial-of-service attacks against multiple white supremacist websites associated with the KKK, and have published personal information of alleged members.

"We want the KKK gone, forever," a user named "SiX" told The Huffington Post in an Anonymous Internet Relay Chat about the operation. "Don't worry, we know what we're doing."

On Nov. 14, Anonymous Australia posted a video to announce their goal.

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"Due to your actions we have started Operation KKK," Anonymous says in the video. "The aim of our operation is nothing more than Cyber Warfare. Anything you upload will be taken down, anything you use to promote the KKK will be shut down. ... You messed with our family and now we will mess with yours. ... Let the cyber war begin. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Ku Klux Klan, you should have expected us."

In August, Anonymous mistakenly identified Brown's shooter, and that led the officer to receive numerous death threats. Twitter suspended Anonymous' account as a result of the misidentification.

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