WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) — The self-proclaimed “hactivist” group Anonymous threatened to reveal the identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members in late November, on the first anniversary of the Ferguson, Mo., protests.
Anonymous said it has gained access to “yet another KKK Twitter account” and will reveal the names on Nov. 24, the one-year anniversary of the protests that erupted in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict former police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Last November, the KKK distributed fliers at the protests, saying members would use “lethal force” to quell the activists. Anonymous posted KKK member names on its social media sites and took over some of the organization’s social media accounts.
Anonymous said it will wage “another cyber war trist” on the KKK to bring the members into the public eye.
“You are more than extremists. You are more than a hate group,” the group said in a written statement. “You operate much more like terrorists and you should be recognized as such. You are terrorists that hide your identities beneath sheets and infiltrate society on every level. The privacy of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists in cyberspace.”