Last week, hackers claiming to be affiliated with the hacktivist group Anonymous (as well as alone vigilante) threatened to publish personal information and “dox” members of the racist group the Ku Klux Klan.
Over the weekend, the hackers delivered on their promises. An Anonymous-affiliated group called YourAntiSec, in reference to a famous hacking operation launched by the Anonymous offshoot LulzSec in the summer of 2011, published a list of phone numbers and email addresses that they claim belong to members and admins of KKK websites.
The Irish Government says it has “several security systems” in place to deal with an 'Anonymous' hacking group threatening to infiltrate the Dail’s IT system.
A message to the Irish government, posted on the ‘Anonymous Ireland expect us’ Facebook page, says it plans to “take down” the encrypted IT systems next month.
It claims it will then steal highly sensitive information and distribute it to the public free of charge. The threatening post says the group’s target is “Dail Eireann”, while warning that “All Dail’s information will be free to you.”
In a rebuke to a legion of online supporters and what the journalist and one-time member of Anonymous called a “dangerous precedent”, Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison by a federal judge in Dallas on Thursday.
A 66-years-old British rock guitarist received a jail sentence for joining the Anonymous hacker collective in the organized distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2010 against various institutions and organizations in the US.
Dubbed Operation Payback, the attacks aimed at different organizations that opposed the activities of WikiLeaks, as well as financial institutions.
Members of the hacker collective Anonymous are targeting the Ku Klux Klan after the designated hate group reportedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. The hackers claim to have seized two KKK Twitter accounts and say that they have launched denial-of-service attacks against a number of white supremacist websites affiliated with the Klan. The group has also publicized personal information allegedly belonging to KKK members.