(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Hacking group Anonymous has struck again, this time taking over two of the Ku Klux Klan’s official Twitter pages after the organization threated to use “lethal force” against Ferguson protestors.
Under the campaign #OpKKK, Anonymous threated to bring the white supremacist group offline Saturday after their Missouri branch sent out a message stating that they will not allow their families or communities to be harmed by protestors angered by the issues of the Ferguson case.
“We will not sit by and allow you to harm our families, communities, property, nor to disrupt our daily lives,” reports the Washington Times, citing the post. “Your right to freedom of speech does not give you the right to terrorize citizens. We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves.”
As of Sunday the KKK’s Twitter pages were officially under the control of Anonymous, who quickly replaced their logo with their own and sent out multiple messages and pictures taunting the KKK.
One very long and detailed message, the hactivists expressed that they believe the KKK is a terrorist group and that they should not longer have the right to “express their racist, bigoted opinions.”
In a statement to the Daily News, Frank Ancona of the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK said that they are not worried about Anonymous and that they sound like a “bunch of kids in their mom’s basement whacking off.”
“We are not Internet-based,” continued Ancona. “If they want to come after us, they have to come out onto the streets.”
This isn’t the first time Anonymous has been involved with the Ferguson case. In August the group released dispatch tapes of the day of the shooting, along with hours of tapes on YouTube and the name and photo of the officer they believed to have been responsible for the shooting.