Anonymous Ghost Squad’s DDoS Attack Closes Down KKK Website
The Anonymous vs. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) cyber war is well known to all of us. In continuation of that war, Anonymous affiliate Ghost Squad brought down one of major website belonging to the KKK members.
In a series of powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks just a few hours ago, Anonymous has shut down the official website of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Ghost Squad, the group said to be behind this attack works with the online hacktivist Anonymous. The reason for attacking the KKK is the “blunt racism” in the name of free speech.
In an exclusive conversation with one of the attackers, HackRead was told that:
“We targeted the KKK due to our hackers being up in their face, we believe in free speech but their form of beliefs is monolithic and evil. We stand for constitutional rights but they want anyone who is not Caucasian removed from earth so we targeted the KKK official website to show love for our boots on the ground and to send a message that all forms of corruption will be fought. We are not fascist but we certainly do not agree with the KKK movement. They are the Fascists and they are the Racists.”
An error message “The kkkknights.com page isn’t working” is displayed for those visiting the website.
One of the attackers also tweeted about the attack:
KKK has not for the first time come under attacks by Anonymous. Earlier, the hacktivists disclosed personal information of KKK members. In October 2015, the group also carried out DDoS attacks on KKK’s website, as one of the Klan members apparently harassed a woman on Twitter.
This is not it. In 2014, the official website of a Mississippi-based white supremacist organization “The Nationalist Movement” (nationalist.org) was also spoiled with messages like “Good night white pride.”
The KKK Knights website is still offline across the world as shown in the screenshot below: