The Anonymous group said they were not responsible for the release of 57 names this past weekend. "This account has NOT YET released any information. We believe in due diligence and will NOT recklessly involve innocent individuals #OpKKK," wrote the account @Operation_KKK. The hacker group tweeted Tuesday that the official release will still happen as scheduled on Nov. 5.
"We respect the work of our fellow freedom fighters. However, we are unable to confirm, deny or take credit for any work that we did not do," they wrote.
Anonymous has begun rolling out the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of 1,000 individuals who they claim are listed in the Ku Klux Klan databases. The information hack, called "Hoods Off 2015," was promised for Nov. 5, but the group decided to begin revealing the information a bit earlier.
On their website, Op KKK, the group said the "Twitterstorm" is to honor Ferguson, Missouri, protesters who rose up after former officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown.
"We never forgot your threats to the protesters in Ferguson, and we certainly never forgave you," a press release stated. "And the same will be done to the threats you give now."
Remember when Khloe Kardashian got herself into the middle of a controversy tied to the KKK? Watch below.
BET National News - Keep up to date with breaking news stories from around the nation, including headlines from the hip hop and entertainment world.
(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
TRENDING IN NEWS