Trayvon Martin’s Email Hacked, Messages Used to Attack Teen’s Character

A white supremacist hacker rifled through Trayvon's accounts in efforts to make the college-bound teen look like a common thug.

Posted: 03/30/2012 09:58 AM EDT
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The race to demonize Trayvon Martin has reached a new low.

 

Gawker reports that a white supremacist hacker claims to have broken into Trayvon’s email and social networking accounts and selectively published messages to portray Trayvon in a negative light.

 

The hacker, who goes by the name Klanklannon, arranged posts and tweets allegedly from Martin’s Facebook and Twitter accounts into slides with names like, “Trayvon Martin Used Marijuana Habitually” and “Trayvon Martin Was a Drug Dealer.”

 

According to Gawker, the slides showed up on an anarchist message board 4chan — called "/pol/"— sometime Tuesday afternoon. Klanklannon also posted the logins and passwords to Trayvon’s social media and email accounts, giving others freedom to peruse the personal accounts of the deceased teen at their leisure. All the passwords to the accounts were changed to racist slurs such as "n----rn----rn----r" and "c---trayvonn----r.”

 

"I realize that some of this information might be to (sic) extreme to believe," Klanklannon wrote on the message board according to Gawker. "That's why I offer you evidence. Here are my sources."

 

The site suggests that it is impossible to know whether or not the posts were tampered with and add that Klanklannon selectively choose to leave out any of Trayvon’s emails.

 

Why?

 

Apparently, his Gmail inbox was full of emails about his college search, upcoming SATs and his interest in pursuing aeronautics as a career.

 


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