The hacking group Anonymous took control over two Ku Klux Klan twitter accounts this weekend.
Anonymous decided to target the KKK after the hate group threatened protesters in Ferguson. Members of the KKK in Missouri handed out flyers warning people that they would use “lethal force” against any terrorists masquerading as protesters.
The flyer read: “Attention: To the terrorists masquerading as peaceful protesters! There will be consequences for your acts of violence against the peaceful, law-abiding citizens of Missouri. We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves.”
Anonymous took issue with the flyers and decided to hit the KKK where it hurt the most: On their Twitter account.
— Ku Klux Klan (@KuKluxKlanUSA) November 16, 2014
UPDATE: Anonymous will release a statement on THIS account tomorrow at 03:00 GMT (21 hours from now) regarding the seizing of this account. — Ku Klux Klan (@KuKluxKlanUSA) November 17, 2014
Based on the direct messages sent from and to this account, we can confirm that this account was run by an official Klan member.
— Ku Klux Klan (@KuKluxKlanUSA) November 17, 2014
Anonymous also took control of the account @YourKKKCentral. The group has also started to release the names and photos of people involved with the KKK in Missouri.
Anonymous said in a statement: “We are attacking you because of what you did to our brothers and sisters at the Ferguson protest on the 12th of November. Due to your actions we have started Operation KKK. The aim of our operation is nothing more than Cyber Warfare. Anything you upload will be taken down, anything you use to promote the KKK will be shut down.”