The leaking onto Pastebin of alleged KKK members’ names, email addresses, and phone numbers was something that the hacktivist group Anonymous promised. On Monday, November 2, the leaking of the alleged KKK members’ personal information is in full swing, and Anonymous noted on Twitter how their lists are dominating Pastebin and the Pastebin trends list at the moment.
We are dominating pastebin at the moment https://t.co/WF9tBzmBAT
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) November 2, 2015
Indeed, on Pastebin, a list titled “Political Figures Involved with the KKK” has thus far received 11,564 views. That particular list was uploaded to Pastebin one day ago, on Sunday, November 1. Another list, titled “#OpKKK Phone members KKK – Anonymous,” received 6,744 hits in 21 hours on Pastebin. A third list, titled “#OpKKK Phone and Email KKK (#3) #Anonymous,” got 9,538 hits in 19 hours on Pastebin. Lastly, a list titled “#OpKKK Phone members KKK (#2)- Anonymous” received 4,622 hits in 21 hours.
Examining the files of the alleged KKK members brings up shocking results, such as an email address with a pastor’s salutation in it, which, when placed in Google’s search engine, turns up the name of a pastor.
Husband & friends of Oklahoma mayor dress up as KKK members and set cross on fire. Claim it was all Halloween fun. pic.twitter.com/7MGxHW2cxD
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 2, 2015
The Operation KKK leaked on Pastebin seeks to expose members of the public and politicians who belong to hate groups, reports TechCrunch — and attention is certainly being paid as a result. Pastebin was the same vehicle that hackers of the Ashley Madison website used to dump large text files of information, some of them compressed because they contained a large amount of data.
The political figures alleged to have ties to the KKK in the leaked Pastebin files are the most shocking, especially since the lists contain the names of senators and mayors.
“These are the officials that have political power in the USA that are associated with either KKK or racist related. Addresses will not be released so nobody gets it in their mind to take out their own justice against them. Brought to you by Amped Attacks: @sgtbilko420”
It begins with the name of a 55-year-old United States Senator from North Carolina, with claims that there is a “known KKK Affiliated group: United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” for that person.
Next up is a 63-year-old United States Senator from Texas, who reportedly has ties to the KKK group called the United White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan. A 70-year-old United States Senator from Georgia is charged with having a known affiliation to the Original Knight Riders Of the KKK in the Pastebin file.
The file also lists a 72-year-old United States Senator from Indiana who allegedly has known ties to the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After listing the senators with supposed KKK ties, the Pastebin file moves on to the mayors.
Mayors include a 63-year-old “Known KKK Affiliated Group: KU KLOS KNIGHTS of the Ku Klux Klan.” There’s a 66-year-old with a “Known KKK Affiliated Group: Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” The popular Pastebin file lists a 62-year-old with alleged KKK ties, with the “known KKK Affiliated Group” listed as the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. A 60-year-old married mayor is listed as having been affiliated with a group known as the “Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” Another 63-year-old with “known KKK Affiliated group: United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” is listed in the Pastebin file.
However, in the end, the hackers claim that they did not list the addresses of the people in the Pastebin files because they don’t want anyone harmed.
“… as i have said the reason i do not list the addresses of these people i do not want anybody to easily see this and take criminal action against these racist scum… #Exposed #YouMadBro”
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