Anon Rips Hoods off 1000 KKK Members....Sort Of
Anonymous has shared details of about 1,000 alleged Ku Klux Klan (KKK) sympathisers on the internet.
It follows threats from the white supremacist KKK to use "deadly force" against those protesting about the killing of a black teenager in Missouri
Anonymous, a loose coalition of hackers, said the data was "a form of resistance" against racial violence.
A list of alleged KKK members published earlier in the week appears to have been bogus.
The list appears to detail social media profiles of people who had joined or "liked" KKK-related groups on Facebook and Google+. Many of the profiles featured racist imagery and slogans.
Anonymous said it had used human intelligence - not hacking - to create the list.
"This means that individuals on this list were often identified by human sources of information through both overt (interviewing expert sources) and covert (digital espionage/social engineering) methods," a statement accompanying the list read.
A separate list posted online earlier this week incorrectly outed several US politicians as KKK members and was quickly followed by a official Anonymous denial from its @Operation_KKK Twitter account: "The anons at the helm of this initiative vouch ONLY for the dox list that will be released from this Twitter account on November 5 2015", it said.