The hacker activist group Anonymous recently declared a “cyberwar” against the Ku Klux Klan via a YouTube video and posts to their website after the KKK threatened to use lethal force against protesters in Ferguson, Mo., according to Anonymous’ website.
The group appears to have taken over the KKK’s Twitter account, @KuKluxKlanUSA, twice in 24 hours.
On Sunday, the group appeared to post the following from the KKK’s Twitter account: "You should've expected us. #OpKKK continues to be a success. Freedom will prevail."
The following day, the group apparently tweeted this statement from the KKK Twitter account:
A few minutes later, an image of a unicorn followed from the same account.
The group has also published the names of some individuals who they say are Klan members and claimed to have hacked KKK servers and disrupted their websites, according to Anonymous.
In a YouTube video posted to Anonymous's page on Sunday, a distorted voice says: "Due to your actions, we have started operation KKK. The aim of our operation is nothing more than cyber warfare. Anything you upload will be taken down. Anything you use to promote the KKK will be shut down."
In the video, the voice refers to the cyberattack as "Operation KKK." The group has been using the hashtags "#OpKKK" and "#HoodsOff" when tweeting about hacks and allegedly revealing Klan member identities.
Prior to these incidents, an Australian branch of Anonymous Tweeted Saturday: "This is a direct message to you KKK. You messed with us, now it's our turn to mess with you. #OpKKK @KuKluxKlanUSA"
The KKK then responded on Twitter with:
And this about 20 minutes later:
As of Tuesday evening, nothing has been tweeted from the KKK's Twitter account since the unicorn tweet on Monday evening.