Anonymous is infamous for accessing and exposing elite information that the public has no knowledge of. This time the hacktivist group has begun by publishing the email addresses and phone numbers of ‘alleged’ members of the Ku Klux Klan and its affiliation to Pastebin. Some of these contacts include nine politicians, four senators and five city mayors who’s direct association to the KKK is still unknown. One politician, Mayor Paul D. Fraim wasted no time in jumping on twitter to deny these outlandish allegations as a “hoax” and “absolutely false.”
People have been spreading a report from the Internet that I am involved with the KKK. This report is a hoax and is absolutely false.
— Mayor Paul D. Fraim (@NorfolkMayor) November 2, 2015
The International Business Times, official Operation KKK Twitter account does confirm that a contact list does exist however they, “won’t release names without due diligence.” As this abrupt exposure has begun IBT went on the record to say, “we discourage the circulation of disinformation and will not promoted unverifiable list of politicians.”
This new development was put in motion after a local KKK chapter threatened to use “lethal force” against protestors during Ferguson. This threat didn’t sit too well with Anonymous and so they issued this statement in response.
After closely observing so many of you for so very long, we feel confident that applying transparency to your organizational cells is the right, just, appropriate and only course of action. You are abhorrent. Criminal. You are more than extremists. You are more than a hate group. You operate much more like terrorists and you should be recognized as such.
Keeping their promise to recognize the terrorists, Anonymous promised to reveal the names of 1,000 KKK members last week through a compromised twitter account that is linked to the historic hate group. Although the list and its connections are still unconfirmed to be true at the moment we can bet that this is only the beginning of this movement. As we all know this hacktivist group is credited for pursuing and revealing the most private and scared information to the masses today.
UPDATE: According to a new source, the hacker who is leading the KKK leak is NOT affiliated with Anonymous at all. According to Complex, he works alone:
Speaking with TechCrunch, a Twitter user and hacker known only asAmped Attacks revealed he was behind the leaks and shared no affiliation with Anonymous or any other hacktivist group: “I am my own man that acts on my own accord.” This individual claims to have worked for nine days to cross-reference the previously reported list before releasing it.