Anonymous hits KKK website: Operation Blitzkrieg continues
Anonymous takes down Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist websites: Operation Blitzkrieg continues.
Over Memorial Day weekend Anonymous hacktivists launched a new offensive targeting white supremacist and neo-Nazi websites as part of the ongoing Operation Blitzkrieg: #OpBlitzkrieg. Websites temporarily taken down and disabled include websites belonging to the the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) as well several white supremacist websites based in Germany.
The attacks began on Friday, May 25, and continued throughout the weekend. On Saturday, May 26, major Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous were tweeting news of the action.
Discussing the recent action, Zach Walton at Web Pro News reports:
Anonymous has been staging these kind of operations for a while. The Twitter account for @OpBlitzkrieg points to an underground Tor powered Web site called nazileaks. The purpose of the group is to attack and steal information from neo-nazi and white supremacy groups. While the actual stealing of information seems to have slowed down over time, the same group seems to have picked up launching DDoS attacks against the same sites.
Anonymous was busy over Memorial Day weekend. In addition to harassing neo-Nazi and KKK websites, Anonymous also hacked and defaced drone maker Alpha Unmanned Systems on Saturday, May 27.
Last January, as part of Operation Blitzkrieg, Anonymous hacktivists gained access to and released member information from the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), the major neo-Nazi party in Germany. In addition to making public the identity of NPD supporters and donors, Anonymous also released internal NPD emails. The action shut down 15 websites linked to Germany’s neo-Nazi National Democratic Party, including one far right platform called Altermedia