An Interesting Time Ahead for Anonymous and Ku Klux Klan
The hacker/activist group, Anonymous, made a public statement last week that it would be releasing 1,000 or more names of alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan by Nov. 5. On November 1, Anonymous made good on its statement by releasing over 50 email addresses and 23 phone numbers on PasteBin, addresses and phone numbers of some alleged KKK members.
On Nov. 4, Anonymous has said they will take the Internet by storm, using the hashtag HoodsOff -- referring to the Ku Klux Klan's white-hooded robes worn when its members are in public to protect their identities.
The KKK, listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a white supremacist group who once numbered in the millions of members, but today is estimated to have fewer than 10,000 members.
Anonymous and the Ku Klux Klan first tangled during the protests in Ferguson, MO., where a black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Nov. 5, 2014 was a day of such protests and the day when it was announced the grand jury did not return any indictments against the police officer. The KKK had threatened to use lethal force against peaceful protesters the KKK claimed were actually terrorists.
Anonymous has demonstrated it's adherence in the past by doing what it says it will do, from shutting down Paypal to hacking Scientology sites and more over the 11 years since the group's inception.
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