Connect with us

Anonymous

Anonymous Plans to Expose 1,000 KKK Members

Published

on

In commemoration of the Ferguson protests that began last year on November 24th, Anonymous has announced its intentions to publicly identify 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members on the 24th of November. The 24th of November is the day the Grand Jury in St. Louis came back with a decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who many believe wrongfully shot and killed a teenager named Michael Brown earlier in the year. At the time, President Obama told the country, “We need to accept that this decision was the Grand Jury’s to make.”

// -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace.

But Anonymous and perhaps millions of Americans do not agree. They saw the slaying of Michael Brown as one more notch in the belt of a criminal justice system which has systematically murdered young black men for decades with minimal accountability at best. The topic of white privilege and whether or not black Americans are disenfranchised became a subject of national interest.

Anonymous was not universally lauded for its activities during the Ferguson protests. A member of the group willfully doxed the wrong individual in relation to the killing, before the St. Louis police had identified Darren Wilson, and this caused some in-fighting in the group, who had not unilaterally approved the release. The Twitter account of @TheAnonMessage was subsequently deleted, but not before the life-threatening misinformation was spread.

Taking on the Ku Klux Klan

// -- Become a yearly Platinum Member and save 69 USD and get access to our secret group on Workplace. Click here to change your current membership -- //

At the same time, Anonymous made a lot of friends when it took on the Ku Klux Klan. The 100+-year-old group, which can only be described as a white nationalist terrorist organization, publicly kkk
warned protesters that it would use “lethal force” on them. Anonymous did not stand by, but rather hacked several KKK accounts and mocked the “proud to be white” people mercilessly. The main KKK account, @KuKluxKlanUSA, has been controlled by Anonymous for nearly a year now, with Twitter doing nothing in response.

For some, perhaps, it might be interesting that the KKK was allowed to have an “official” Twitter account in the first place. Or that Anonymous are, for that matter. In an era when people are offended by smaller and smaller things, social media companies have responded by increasing their censorship policies and limiting the freedom of expression of participants in new ways.

Also read: #OpSingleGateway: Anonymous Takes down Thai Government Websites

Anonymous has long said, “we do not forgive, we do not forget.” In the case of the KKK, who’d previously been left alone by the group, for the most part, the group remembers quite well what the KKK said to protesters last year. In a statement released last week, the group made plain its intentions to dox (an act of revealing another personal’s personal information on the internet) as many as 1,000 KKK members, an ultimate irony when you consider that the KKK has long cherished the anonymity of its hoods.

We are not attacking you because of what you believe in as we fight for freedom of speech, we are attacking you because of what you do to our brothers and sisters. […] We’ve gained access to yet another one of your KKK Twitter account. Using the info obtained, we will be revealing about 1000 of your klan member identities. 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.

The KKK has yet to make much of a public response regarding the coming doxing. Perhaps those who know they’re on the list are making preparations for the backlash that might come as a result.

After all, any company employing such individuals will see it as prudent to fire them and save face. Any church to which they belong could see fit to ostracize them. The KKK has not been a popular group for many decades, even in the deep south where this writer lives.

The Anonymous statement closes with a simplistic yet resonating rationale: “You messed with our family, and now we will mess with yours…”

Images from Shutterstock.

Important: Never invest money you can't afford to lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here.



Feedback or Requests?

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. brett

    October 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    So they are attacking a group of rednecks now? How about they expose ISIS members in the us? I think they are just racist against white people. Im all for taking down the KKK but i think ISIS is a much bigger problem at the present time. Besides, a couple years ago they released a documentary telling everyone the CIA and FBI had takin over anonymous and thats how its top members got arrested. It was anon that released it.

    • ClubRob

      October 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      ..because ISIS doesn’t have a ONE HUNDRED PLUS year history of terrorism INSIDE the United States..that’s why. Perhaps when ISIS has regular marches INSIDE the U.S…perhaps when ISIS is found to have recruited “everyday” people to terrorize, intimidate and murder Americans INSIDE the U.S…perhaps when ISIS starts recruiting POLICE OFFICERS and other people in judicial authority to terrorize Americans INSIDE the U.S…perhaps when ISIS gets so “mainstream” that regular Americans start making excuses for their blatant, racist, terrorism by passing the buck onto other less relevant or substantial terrorist groups..then perhaps Anonymous will target them. Right now..the KKK is a pretty relevant target. #nolivesmatterintheusa

    • ReverendJohnny

      November 11, 2015 at 1:53 am

      No offense brett, but how about turning off the TV and pulling your head out of your ass?

      ISIS? Are you mental? What part of propaganda, misinformation, disinformation and tribalism do you not understand? All of it maybe? I hate to be so cruel but I’m sick and tired of the assholes in Washington and their for profit, corporate media puppets trying to scare Americans with this bullshit!!! The other evening as I was relaxing with a cold beer and some friends, we all got a code amber alert on our phones. I know some of this is aimed to help people in need, but it was about a kidnapping WAY far away from where we live – a few states over. WTF?

      I own this phone and I pay out the buttocks for my service and NOW I’m forced to get this BS on my phone?

      My point in bringing this up is that there are 1000 ways to scare a person and this is yet another of them. Keep people scared and then when you go to strip them of another human right, they will line up to accept what is dished out. Terrorists in the U.S.? Oh yes friends there are definitely a lot of terrorists in the U.S. And 99% of them reside in Washington, DC. They wear suits and ties, pay a lot to have their hair looking nice, sleep around with underage prostitutes and generally live the life of The New American Aristocracy.

      Go back brett and read some Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Listen to what he says about the crooks in Washington. Listen to what great writers and speakers have said about this country and how, if We The People don’t watch our government, they will run right over us, take advantage of us and eventually enslave us. This is not hyperbole, this is FACT.

      The reason you think ISIS is a bigger problem than the KKK is PRECISELY because you are a slave to the media and you believe the bullshit that is being generated to scare you.

      Grow YOUR OWN balls man and start doing some serious research into the problems in this country. Yes there are MANY problems and groups that are more dangerous to us than the KKK, but until you wake up and realize who the real enemies are, you will continue to think and respond like your average feeble minded 4 year old or 94 year old.

      Good luck old sport.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Activism

Anonymous Inspired Comic ‘Hacktivist’ is Being Adapted for TV

Published

on

Hacktivist, a graphic novel inspired by global hacking activist collective Anonymous and created by actress Alyssa Milano will be adapted for the small screen at a time when another Anonymous-inspired TV show Mr.Robot, is garnering rave reviews.

// -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace.
Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano, an actress who has appeared in feature films and network TV shows is known for taking definitive stances politically, will see her 2014 graphic novel ‘Hacktivist’ adapted as a television series.

According to Deadline, The CW network will be developing an adaptation of the graphic novel Hacktivist, created by Alyssa Milano. The concept for the cyber-thriller graphic novel was pitched by Milano to comic publisher Boom! Studios, only coming after Marvel and DC in controlling the largest library of comic book IPs.

// -- Become a yearly Platinum Member and save 69 USD and get access to our secret group on Workplace. Click here to change your current membership -- //

hacktivist

Hacktivist features two lead characters who run a successful social media company. The fictional characters are also hackers by night, inspired by popular hacktivist group Anonymous. Also, the protagonist in the comic was modeled after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, while the fictional company based on the real-life social media giant.

Speaking to the Daily Dot in an earlier interview, Milano revealed how the idea came about.

I became obsessed with the role of the media, and how it was being used as a tool for protest.

At the same time, Anonymous was using hacking skills to empower people. And I thought, ‘What if Anonymous wasn’t a group but one person?’ And that spiraled into, ‘What if Anonymous was one guy? What characteristics would he have?’ He’d have to be socially aware, a coder, have access, be compassionate.”

Hacking activists in various parts of the world tend to unify under the banner of ‘Anonymous’, a faceless, leaderless, decentralized group of anyone and everyone who takes up its name.

Some of Anonymous’ most prominent movements occurred on November 5, 2013. Millions of demonstrators in over 400 cities around the world jointly participated in the Million Mask March on the day that that remembered the Guy Fawkes Night. The Guy Fawkes mask is commonly seen as the symbol of Anonymous, with members of the group readily distinguishable in public by wearing the masks.

Anonymous has undeniably made its mark in the mainstream consciousness. Wildly popular and critically-acclaimed TV shows like Mr. Robot see its fundamental premise in hacker activism and the new TV adaption of ‘Hacktivist’ – directly influenced by Anonymous – will only further perpetuate the loosely-associated international hacktivist network.

 Images from Amazon, Flickr and Shutterstock.

Important: Never invest money you can't afford to lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here.



Feedback or Requests?

Continue Reading

Activism

Anonymous Hacker Protesting Prosecution Begins Second Week of Hunger Strike

Published

on

In 2014, Anonymous hacker Martin Gottesfeld was allegedly involved in the hacking of Boston Children’s Hospital following the suspected mistreatment of one of its patients. Now, the alleged hacker has begun his second week of a hunger strike in prison to protest the assumed prosecution of the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and the controversial child-custody case involving Justina Pelletier, reports Newsweek.

// -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace.

Two and a half years ago, the hacker collective Anonymous released a video calling for attacks against the hospital. It was alleged that 15-year-old Justina Pelletier was being held against her will by the State of Massachusetts where she was ‘tortured physically and mentally.’

In a letter, Gottesfeld wrote that what happened to Justina Pelletier goes far beyond a medical or custody dispute, and beyond child abuse.

He wrote:

// -- Become a yearly Platinum Member and save 69 USD and get access to our secret group on Workplace. Click here to change your current membership -- //

Tragically, tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of children have suffered horrific abuse at fraudulent places who have no legitimate right to call themselves ‘residential treatment programs.’

Two Demands Need to be Met

In order for his hunger strike to come to an end, Gottesfeld is asking for two demands to be met.

He wants the U.S. presidential candidates to make a promise ensuring that children are no longer mistreated, tortured, abused or killed, and he wants to end the style of prosecution that U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz waged against Aaron Swartz, Reddit co-founder. Swartz is reported to have committed suicide after he was accused of alleged computer crimes.

Speaking to Newsweek, Dana Gottesfeld, wife of Martin Gottesfeld said that he believes his conditions will be met.

She added:

If the candidates make the pledge but don’t make good on it, he plans to strike again.

He faces up to five years in prison and a $380,000 fine.

For now, it remains to be seen if the presidential candidates will consider his demands. Given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s previous thoughts on what he thinks should be done to Edward Snowden if he became president, you have to wonder what kind of reception Martin Gottesfeld will receive from him.

Featured image from Shutterstock.

Important: Never invest money you can't afford to lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here.



Feedback or Requests?

Continue Reading

Anonymous

Anonymous India: Mobile Network Reliance Jio is Sharing Call Data with Advertisers

Published

on

Anonymous

The hacking group Anonymous is accusing the telecom network, Reliance Jio, of sharing its call data with advertisers in the U.S. and Singapore.

// -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace.

In a recent blog post, Anonymous India exposes how Reliance Jio has been sharing customers’ call data with foreign companies. Anonymous India also provide steps to see how Reliance Jio are sharing the data.

It said:

A year ago we had posted about how Reliance Jio was sharing user location data with China. One year on and nothing has changed.

In the blog post, Anonymous India claims that data from Reliance Jio’s My Jio and Jio Dialer apps are being sent to an advertiser called Mad.Me. It further adds that Reliance Jio is utilizing a third-party software development kit and is failing to verify what data is being sent and collected through it.

// -- Become a yearly Platinum Member and save 69 USD and get access to our secret group on Workplace. Click here to change your current membership -- //

Reliance Jio Accused a Second Time

This, however, isn’t the first time that Anonymous India has accused Reliance Jio.

Last year the hacker activist group highlighted in another blog post that Reliance Jio had security flaws in its RJio chat app.

According to the 2015 post, data was being sent to a Chinese IP without encrypting it beforehand. This meant that while data was being leaked to the Chinese, anyone who wanted to could easily look into a conversation and know what was being shared or discussed, making it vulnerable to hackers.

Anonymous Never Forgets

When it comes to bringing the wrongs of others to light, the hacker activist group, Anonymous, are not afraid of standing up to the challenge.

At the beginning of the year, Anonymous targeted Thai police after protesting the conviction of two Burmese men who faced a death sentence in connection to two murdered British backpackers.

In May, Hacked reported that Anonymous had played a significant role in the target of financial institutions such as Greece’s central bank, which was targeted in a DDoS attack. According to the report, Anonymous consider central banks around the world as a ‘global banking cartel.’

In a bid to target those that it believes should be targeted, bringing greater awareness to the public, it seems that the hacktivist collective Anonymous won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Featured image from Shutterstock.

Important: Never invest money you can't afford to lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here.



Feedback or Requests?

Continue Reading

Trending