Anonymous Denied Involvement in Ku Klux Klan Data LeakAdded: Friday, November 6th, 2015
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The well-known hacktivist group has denied involvement in a data-dump that incorrectly outed a number of politicians as being members of the Ku Klux Klan. A week ago, Anonymous claimed online that it had obtained a list of names of KKK members via a hacked Klan-linked Twitter account. The hackers pledged to release the names, but this announcement was followed by someone claiming affiliation with the group publishing names on Pastebin, which was quickly discredited.
Anonymous officially disavowed involvement in that release and explained that they were going to release the names on a later date. It turned out that the 57 phone numbers and 23 email addresses of alleged Klan members were largely not linked to the Klan at all. In fact, some of the released phone numbers belonged to non-profit organizations, a Georgia police department’s “most wanted” number and even the donation line for the Democratic National Committee. At the same time, there were a couple of numbers connected to a Klan membership hotline and 3 personal cell numbers. As for emails, one of them was linked to the Traditionalist American Knights (TAK), a group affiliated with the KKK.
As you may know, the famous hacking group has historically operated as an amorphous, grassroots-style entity lacking leadership or membership structure. The industry experts believe that this lack was most likely the reason for the premature and inaccurate release of the alleged Klan data. However, this is a chance that it was an attempt either by a rival hacking group or a group sympathetic to the KKK to discredit Anonymous’s breach.
Actually, it looks like Anonymous can find itself in the midst of an ongoing cyber-war which the group has been waging since KKK distributed flyers threatening violence against activists protesting in Ferguson.
Friday, November 6th, 2015
|Hmm, I don't know about anyone else but I'm very curious to see how this all turns out.|
|They already released 375 names, SaM's story is about a week late but otherwise accurate about the spoof leak as they claim. Everyone on their list is no shocker at all. The US didn't cover the story but the BBC did, this is in part because it wasn't news worthy. If you google around you will find it without much trouble|
|posted by (2015-11-12 19:33:39)|
|It has been a long time since newsworthiness had anything to do with what appears on news broadcast in the United States. CNN, MSNBC and especially FOX are as likely to give you their opinions rather than the truth. They aren't going to offend their viewer base. Ratings make money, not truthfully reporting real news.||
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