On October 22, 2015, hacktivist group Anonymous announced its Operation KKK #OpKKK, threatening to expose approximately 1,000 card-carrying members of the Ku Klux Klan. Animosity between the two groups has been brewing for some time, and KKK members were no doubt sh*tting themselves, hoping and praying their names weren’t on the list. Several days ago, a ‘partial’ list appeared on the internet, containing the names of several prominent U.S. Senators and mayors. However, Anonymous distanced itself from this list, stating it was not involved in the dissemination of this information.
#OpKKK was in no way involved with today’s release of information that incorrectly outed several politicians.
Well, good things come to those who wait.
The long-awaited racist-list is about to be released. Today, ironically Guy Fawkes Day, is the official Anonymous data dump day. Racists across the country are soon to be outted, and we are sure they have their denials drafted, proofed and ready to release once their names hit the World Wide Web.
The release of information by the hacktivist collective coincides with the one-year anniversary of the beginning of its cyberwar against the KKK. This was in response to the KKK’s threats against those protesting the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
In addition to the data leak, Anonymous plans a ‘Million Mask March,’ with protests set to occur nationwide, and additional hacks intended against a variety of targets.
Better hide those robes and torches boys — this sh*t’s about to get real.
Here’s the Anonymous video announcement:
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