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Israeli hackers take down KKK website and reveal information about white supremacist founders

'Any Klansmen reading this, we know who you are, and we are coming for you.  We never forgive, never forget, and never stop coming', the hacker's website states

Adam Smith
Friday 05 February 2021 11:28 GMT
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A website run by members of the white supremacist organisation the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) has been breached by Israeli hackers.

The hackers, who are a collection of anti-fascists called Hayalim Almonim – Hebrew for “Anonymous Soldiers” – exposed pictures, names, and personal information of members of the Patriotic Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

The KKK website, which originally contained white supremacist imagery and a link to join the society, was defaced, according to the Jerusalem Post. The site has now been removed.

Phrases including "SHABBAT SHALOM! GOODNIGHT WHITE PRIDE ;)" were posted to the top of the website.

"JEWISH SOLIDARITY WITH ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLES", "NEVER AGAIN", and the Hebrew phrase "Od Avinu Chai!!! Am Yisraeil Chai!!!" - which translates to “The People of Israel live, our Father yet lives!” – were also posted.

“Our objective is to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of humanity,” Hayalim Almonim told the Jerusalem Post.

“Neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups believe that Jews have an all-seeing eye. Our desire is to make their fantasies a reality, and exploit their conspiracy theories as a form of psychological warfare.

“We want them to know, wherever they are in the world that will find them and expose them. We will destroy their lives. And we will bathe in their tears, and mock at the gnashing of their teeth. There is nowhere that is beyond our reach.”

The group claims to have also identified the leader of the Church of the Ku Klux Klan, another group with chapters in 25 different US states.

“Any Klansmen reading this, we know who you are, and we are coming for you.  We never forgive, never forget, and never stop coming”, the website states.

The hackers will apparently be posting updates from a Twitter account called @justice_jew. At time of writing, the account does not seem to be available.

The Ku Klux Klan has been a long target for anonymous hackers. In 2015, the hacking collective Anonymous released the identities of 1,000 alleged Ku Klux Klan members.

“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.

In 2014, the Australian branch of the group hacked a number of Twitter accounts belonging to the KKK in what the collective called “cyber warfare”. 

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