In its latest effort to silence and expose those responsible for spreading anti-Semitic and racist hate speech around the Web, hackers associated with Anonymous have taken down and defaced the American Nazi Party website.
Uniting under the ongoing "Operation Blitzkrieg" banner, a group calling itself "SolSec" took down Americannaziparty.com Saturday (Jan. 28) and continued attacks through the weekend, according to the AnonymousCenter Twitter feed.
The Examiner reported that Anonymous also took down the white supremacist site Whitehonor.com Monday (Jan. 30). Both sites later were back up.
The incidents come on the heels of Anonymous' early January "OpBlitzkrieg" attacks on several German neo-Nazi and extremist groups, including Germany's far-right National Democratic Party. On a site called Nazi-Leaks, Anonymous posted the names and addresses of NPD donors as well as email addresses, email messages and names taken from several American white-supremacist online groups, one of which was the American Nazi Party.
Anonymous' key players took to Twitter yesterday (Jan. 31) to support Operation Blitzkrieg. Sabu, a known hacker and Anonymous organizer, posted personally identifying information said to belong to Jamie Falla Kelso, the webmaster and board member of the racist group American Third Position (A3P). The information included an address for an apartment in North Dakota, a phone number, a Social Security number and a credit-card number with a three-digit card security code.
AnonymousIRC, another Twitter sounding board for the hackers, posted a link to another neo-Nazi group's blog, which was hacked in December to expose the name, Social Security number, cellphone number, address and credit-card information of American Nazi Party member John Taylor Bowles.