The 12-year-old hacking group ‘Anonymous’, revealed the identities of “around 1000” Ku Klux Klan sympathisers via a Twitter data dump. The collective, who are active on twitter (username: operation_kkk) gained notoriety from their actions against scientology and in their activism in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
The term ‘hacktivist’ has been coined and is very fitting; considering they also released credit card information of the previous group of believed racists they doxxed. What they intend to do beyond uncovering the supposed KKK identities information is unknown.
The highly anticipated dox happened on 5 November – coinciding with both the Million Mask March – and was part of the hacktivist group’s ongoing “Operation KKK” project.
According to the leaked file, the data had been gathered over an 11-month period. “We consider this data dump, as a form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics leveraged against the public by various members of Ku Klux Klan,” the dump read.
“We hope Operation KKK will, in part, spark a bit of constructive dialogue about race, racism, racial terror and freedom of expression, across group lines”.
TNT News Nawayne Forrester