Anonymous Takes Down KKK Website

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The longstanding feud between Anonymous and the Ku Klux Klan continued on Monday as they shut down the official website belonging to the KKK’s Loyal White Knights.

The take down involved a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack conducted by the Ghost Squad — a hacker group affiliated with Anonymous.

“We targeted the KKK due to our hackers being up in their face, we believe in free speech but their form of beliefs is monolithic and evil. We stand for constitutional rights but they want anyone who is not Caucasian removed from earth so we targeted the KKK official website to show love for our boots on the ground and to send a message that all forms of corruption will be fought. We are not fascist but we certainly do not agree with the KKK movement. They are the Fascists and they are the Racists,” one of the hackers responsible for the attack told HackRead cyber security blog.

Previous attacks on the KKK by those affiliated with Anonymous have included DDOS attacks and the doxing of 1,000 people who are reportedly affiliated with the white supremacist organization.

In March, hackers went after the KKK’s security provider, Staminus Communications, and leaked 15 GB worth of customer data.

It isn’t only the KKK who has received backlash from the group, in 2014, the official website of “The Nationalist Movement,” another white supremacy group, was as also defaced with messages such as “Good night white pride,” HackRead also noted.

“The average American likely believes hate groups like the KKK are all but dead and gone, restricted now to a handful of secret enclaves consisting of a few dying old racist men,” a hacker using the name Zombie Ghost, a BinarySec member, told the IBTimes. “But, part of OpKKK is bringing attention to the fact that these groups are not dead and are in fact finding a new life online.”

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Cassandra Fairbanks is a DC-based writer and political commentator who has been published in a range of outlets including Sputnik News, Teen Vogue, TeleSUR, and Bipartisan Report.

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