Anonymous KKK hack: “Group” Denies Involvement in Leak of Alleged Member List

Anonymous KKK hack: Group Denies Involvement in Leak of Alleged Member List

The hacking group Anonymous is denying involvement in the Monday leak of alleged KKK members that included several prominent U.S. senators and mayors.

Last week, the group announced on Twitter and YouTube that it had obtained a list of names of KKK members obtained through a hacked Klan-linked Twitter account and said it would release them on Thursday.

In an email to the Guardian from the address linked to the Operation KKK Twitter account, around which the “operation” has coalesced, Anonymous disavowed involvement in Sunday and Monday’s release, saying its data will be released on 5 November.

“We did not release this list that circulated social media today and we do not vouch for the content of any work we did not complete ourselves,” the statement read.

Most of the 57 phone numbers and 23 email addresses published before Thursday’s announced date, which is supposed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the grand jury’s not guilty verdict in the Michael Brown case, were not linked to the Klan.

Not all the information released was incorrect, according to The Guardian. At least two phone numbers were connected to a Klan membership hotline, and three were personal cell phone numbers of men who did not respond to requests made for comment.

One email address was linked to the Traditionalist American Knights (TAK), a group affiliated with the KKK.