The official website of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) seems to be having tech issues today. The racist site was targeted by a series of powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks earlier today and the site is still down.
The group behind this attack is Ghost Squad who works with the online hacktivist collective Anonymous and said that the reason for targeting the KKK is the “blunt racism” which they use in the name of free speech, according to HackRead.com.
“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,” the group told HackRead. “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.”
“The kkkknights.com page isn’t working,” the error message reads.
This is not the first time when KKK has come under attacks by Anonymous. In the past, the hacktivists leaked personal information of KKK members. The group also conducted DDoS attacks on KKK’s website in October 2015 because one of the Klan members allegedly harassed a woman on Twitter.
Full disclosure: I’m the ‘woman on Twitter’ the site is referring to. The harassment from racists on Twitter has increased during the last few days. Someone needs to wake up the people working in the Support department at Twitter. Apparently, they’re drunk. And the racists’ dead husband jokes are getting old. Their attempt at d0xing me though is laughable. I outed myself a year ago. Try to keep up, guys.
Ghost Squad just owned the KKK.
Big thanks to my friend from Ghost Squad for the information and image.
Featured image: Ghost Squad.