Anonymous threatens to reveal the identities of 1,000 KKK members, one year after the cyber war with the white supremacist group. It’s hackers vs. Ku Klux Klan — round two.
The amorphous hacker group Anonymous threatened the Ku Klux Klan Tuesday with an upcoming online coup, timed for the one-year anniversary of the last time Anonymous targeted the hate group. (HT Daily News)
In messages dropped on the ignotio message board Pastebin, Anonymous warned of “OPKKK Hoodsoff” — its plan to expose the identities of 1,000 Klan members.
“Ku Klux Klan, We never stopped watching you,” one missive said.
“We know who you are. We know the dangerous extent to which you will go to cover your asses. After closely observing so many of you for so very long, we feel confident that applying transparency to your organizational cells is the right, just, appropriate and only course of action. You are abhorrent. Criminal.”
A Pastebin message on Wednesday warned of an impending attack on the one-year anniversary of Anonymous’ last campaign against the KKK.
Daily News reported:
A Twitter account for the Anonymous operation changed its bio to read, “We’re back,” and tweeted Wednesday: “The aim of this operation is nothing more than cyber warfare. #OpKKK is not violent.”
Other messages from Anonymous said it will also take down any KKK-related website, like they did in 2014.
The posts said the attacks will be timed for “the one year anniversary” of a similar cyber war.
Last November, after the KKK threatened to attack protesters in Ferguson, Mo., Anonymous fired back with its OpKKK campaign, taking over the hate group’s now-defunct Twitter account and other associated websites. It also exposed the identities of several hooded haters, forcing some to leave the Klan.
Anonymous tweeted promotions for the second wave of its cyber war against the KKK. The campaign last year led to the deactivation of the hate group’s Twitter account.
“What’s sad about it is we lost some good members on account of their idle threats,” an unidentified Klan member said in a video about the cyber attack.
“It scared some people because of their families.”
The KKK was founded in 1865, and is the oldest white supremacist group in America. It is estimated that there are upwards of 8,000 members scattered throughout the United States, all are on Anonymous’ hit list.
KKK members speak out on aftermath of #OpKKK #HoodsOff.