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Anonymous Hacks KKK Twitter Account After Ferguson Threats


Anonymous just went to war with the Ku Klux Klan. Following the KKK’s threats of violence against protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, the hacktivist collection Anonymous decided to take over the group’s primary Twitter account in a campaign they are calling #OpKKK. The group has also been threatening to “unhood” KKK members by publishing their identities and personal social media information online.

They initially used denial of service attacks to take down the group’s website, which for a time produced an error message (it appears to be back up now):

The Australian faction of the group threatened the KKK Twitter account with this message on Saturday:

Then, the KKK account responded with their own series of defiant messages:

Just after 4 p.m. ET Saturday, it appeared that Anonymous had taken control of the account:

The new bio for the account, which has been in operation since January 2012 reads, “Under anon control as of 16 NOV 2014 09:11:47. You should’ve expected us.”

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