Anonymous and KKK feud continues
According to recent reports, the Anonymous collective has threatened to release the identities of the white supremacist group members next month, on the anniversary of their anti-Klan operation.
“About 1,000” KKK members’ names will be revealed as part of an ongoing operation against the group in the US. The names were reportedly stolen after the ‘hacktivist’ gained access to a Klan twitter account.
The original feud started in November 2014 when a local KKK group in Missouri distributed fliers threatening violence against activists, protesting the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.
A press release posted online on Tuesday stated:
“You made a clear and ever present enemy of Anonymous when you threatened the lives of protesters and the men and women representing Anonymous on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri in November of 2014,” the release said.
“You continue to make threats to anons you believe you have identified, journalists, anyone in the public that speaks out against your behaviour. Your threats and intimidation are unprovoked, unwanted and will not be tolerated.”
The practice of releasing the identity of someone online is usually a frowned upon action for Anonymous, but in the instance of the KKK they have made an exception to this rule.
The Ku Klux Klan is considered America’s oldest hate group which currently has between 5 and 8,000 members.