Hatewatch

‘Anonymous’ Attacks, Shuts Down Neo-Nazi Web Forum

The Internet hacking collective known as Anonymous continued its assault on neo-Nazi and hate group websites Friday by going after Aryan-Front.com, a white supremacist online forum.

Before the website went offline, visitors were greeted with messages such as “Hacked by Anonymous,” “You should have expected us” and “Fuck off, Nazi scum.” Anonymous said it plans to publicly release archived forum posts and private messages lifted from Aryan-Front.com.

The attack is part of  “Operation Blitzkrieg,” a project the “hacktivist” group has launched to attack white supremacist neo-Nazi groups and, in the process, inflict unprecedented damage by releasing a torrent of personal information about the groups and their supporters.

So far, Anonymous has disabled sites including Stormfront.org, the first and largest white nationalist site in the world, and two websites belonging to the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for its slogan “God Hate Fags” and whose members frequently picket funerals of soldiers and others to call attention to their harsh, anti-gay views.