Anonymous hacks KKK Twitter accounts, reveals members’ names

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The hacker group Anonymous has seized two Twitter accounts run by the Ku Klux Klan, according to KTVI in St. Louis, Mo.

The accounts are @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral, tech site ZDnet.com notes.

The hackers also released a YouTube video about their recent takeover.

“We are not attacking you because of what you believe in as we fight for freedom of speech,” a statement below the video reads. “We are attacking you because of what you did to our brothers and sisters at the Ferguson protest on the 12th of November.”

The KKK had recently threatened to use ‘lethal force’ during protests in Ferguson, Mo., surrounding the August police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

“Due to your actions we have started Operation KKK. The aim of our operation is nothing more than Cyber Warfare,” Anonymous’s statement reads. “Anything you upload will be taken down, anything you use to promote the KKK will be shut down.”

According to reports, the hackers also began revealing the identities of KKK members, and have begun compromising email accounts and calling members.

The group claims it will release a statement soon through a KKK Twitter page regarding its overtaking of the accounts.

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3 comments

  • Samuel

    This is amazing i myself am an anonymous supporter and this is the publicity we need. not that we do it for publicity, but it will give the public a better view of us.

  • LisaB

    I absolutely ADORE Anonymous…if it weren’t for them, the travesty in Steubenville would have been swept under a rug. LOVE what they do to the WBC/United Church of Inbreds, too.