Members of the Ku Klux Klan claimed yesterday to have taken over a Twitter account used by the member of Anonymous who hacked the KKK’s official Twitter account.
After the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the hacker collective known as Anonymous announced Operation KKK (#KKK), in which they took the “hoods off” members of the KKK by posting information about them on Twitter.
The Klan responded by taunting Anonymous via its Twitter account, @KuKluxKlanUSA, writing “Anonymous is nothing but an act. Don’t be worried by this, fellow klansmen. #OpKKK #HoodsON” and “Anonymous is nothing but a bunch of wannabes. They won’t take any action. We will not be brought down by some low-lives behind a screen.”
Anonymous responded by taking over the KKK’s Twitter account and posting the following:
— Ku Klux Klan (@KuKluxKlanUSA) November 16, 2014
Yesterday, members of “the real Klan” claimed that they had hacked @Operation_KKK’s Twitter feed, noting that:
Based on the direct messages sent from and to this account, we can confirm that this account was run by a kid in his mom's basement #HoodsOn
— Anonymous (@Operation_KKK) November 23, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
They then continued to taunt Anonymous:
You would think Anonymous would have picked a harder password to crack #HoodsOn
— Anonymous (@Operation_KKK) November 23, 2014
However, other Anons were not convinced that the takeover was the work of the Klan:
— Operation Ferguson (@OpFerguson) November 23, 2014
Whoever took over the account, however, was unable to relish in their victory for very long, as this morning the account was commandeered by its original owner, who wasted no time in taunting the Klan:
— Anonymous (@Operation_KKK) November 24, 2014ADVERTISEMENT