Anonymous releases identities of 1,000 alleged Ku Klux Klan members

The hacking collective seemingly delivers their promise

Justin Carissimo
New York
Thursday 05 November 2015 22:53 GMT
Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks.
Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks. (Gabriel Bouys/Getty)

Anonymous has released the identities of 1,000 alleged Ku Klux Klan members.

Back in October, the group promised to expose the members after hacking into a KKK affiliated social media account.

“We consider this data dump as a form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics leveraged against the public by various members of Ku Klux Klan groups throughout history,” the group said prior to Thursday's data release.

The announcement comes several days after the "hacktivist" group denied responsibility for incorrectly releasing names of US politicians supposedly affiliated with the KKK. The politicians vehemently denied being members and one politician called the misfire "baseless internet garbage."

Shortly after the "official release," Anonymous announced that some names would be redacted from the list for accuracy.

"Operation KKK" coincides with the anniversary of the Ferguson grand jury who decided not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in 2014.

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