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KKK Hacked By Anonymous After They Threaten Lethal Force in Ferguson

Last week, the Ku Klux Klan announced that they planned to use ‘lethal force’ in Ferguson to combat protesters.

The threat, printed on a flier, was exactly opposite of what Klan leader Frank Ancoma had said about the Klan’s involvement in Ferguson before, but that did not seem to bother Ancoma and his merry men, who decided to go big with his latest plan and issued this cartoon-villain style threat:

“You have awakened a sleeping giant. The good people of St. Louis County of all races, colors and creeds will not tolerate your threats of violence against our police officers, their families and our communities,” the flier read. “You have been warned by the Ku Klux Klan! There will be consequences for your acts violence against the peaceful law abiding citizens of Missouri.”

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Unfortunately for Ancoma and his hooded haters, he was right. A sleeping giant was awakened, it was just not the Klan.

After the flier went public, hacker group ‘Anonymous’ decided to get back at the hate group in their own cyber-style.

So on Saturday, they published the names, addresses and other personal information of the folks used to hiding behind their hoods.

Then on Sunday, when the Klan for some reason thought it was a good idea to engage in a social media battle with the group, things got worse for the Klan.

“Anonymous is nothing but an act. Don’t be worried by this, fellow klansmen. #OpKKK #HoodsON,” @KuKluxKlanUSA tweeted out via Twitter, thinking taunting hackers was the best option.

The hooded bullies, though, did not just stop at one tweet. When Anonymous did not immediately act on their threats, they called them out on their bluff.

“We are continuing to read Anonymous threats with much amusement. Still no action taken. #Cowards #HoodsON.”

Then the real anti-Klan ‘sleeping giant’ struck with force.

Just a bit after the KKK tweeted out their last taunt,  Anonymous tweeted on the KKK’s account, “Under anon control as of 16 NOV 2014 09:11:47. You should’ve expected us.”

They also send this graphic pic from @KuKluxKlanUSA which was quickly shared thousands of times.



As of Monday morning, Anonymous still appeared very much in control of the Twitter account and as several users noticed, Twitter did not seem in all that big of a hurry to get it fixed.

Photo Credit: Twitter

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Tamar is a New York based freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over 15 publications. You can catch her work regularly on Issue Hawk, Latest, Jspace, and MediaGlobal.