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The German wing of the shadowy Anonymous hacktivist collective has launched a full-scale "Blitzkrieg" on neo-Nazis and other extremist groups, and has kicked off its campaign by publishing thousands of names and email addresses of supporters of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).
In support of its "Operation Blitzkrieg " campaign, Anonymous created "Nazi-Leaks," (Nazi-Leaks.net), a WikiLeaks-style website on which the hacktivist group has posted the names and addresses of NPD donors, a contacts list from the right-wing newspaper Junge Freiheit (Young Freedom) and names and email addresses taken from neo-Nazi online store databases.
On its OpBlitzkrieg site, Anonymous also posted emails from registered members of other countries' extremist groups, including Ohio White Pride, Blood and Honour and the American Nazi Party; one American Nazi Party email shows a California neo-Nazi fresh out of prison looking for a local chapter to join, while another details a gay Nazi's quest for a proper sexual "slave."
The leaked Blood and Honour list contains names, phone numbers and home and email addresses of members from dozens of countries, including Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Canada and several from the United States.
Thomas Hoeren, a legal media professor at the University of Münster, told Deutsche Welle, "This attack shows an enormous insensitivity for personal protection, even if these people are from the extreme right and you don't agree with their views. It can unfairly ruin reputations."
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by am241
True. But, by hiding in the shadows, does this make them the equivalent of a Nazi secret society? Do they deserve to be shielded and their privacy protected because they are outnumbered?
(I'm not attacking you. I'm just bringing up questions I have rolling around in my head.)