01:12 GMT25 February 2020
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    A group of hackers affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivist collective has managed to shut down a Ku Klux Klan website.

    The official website belonging to the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was shut down due to a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack conducted by a group called Ghost Squad which associates itself with Anonymous.

    The hackers declared that their actions were motivated by the desire to uphold the principles of free speech and to stand up to KKK’s racism.

    "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," one of the hackers responsible for the attack said, according to HackRead cyber security blog.

    It should be noted that this is not the first cyber-attack perpetrated by Anonymous-affiliated hackers against the KKK. In 2015 the group launched at least one DDoS attack against the KKK’s website, and also disclosed the identities and personal information of about 1,000 people who, according to Anonymous, were KKK sympathizers and affiliates.


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