The Florida Family Association, a conservative Christian group, is being punished by the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous after pressuring Lowe’s and 65 other companies into pulling advertisements from a television program about American Muslims.
On Monday, a hacktivist identified as ih@zcAnNONz and working under the flag of Anonymous and LulzSec issued a Pastebin release with email and IP addresses of Florida Family Association members receiving newsletters, as well as a sample of members credit card information offered as proof of the hack.
In addition, on Monday afternoon the Florida Family Association website was not available for some time, presumably it was the victim of a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack conducted by sympathetic Anonymous enthusiasts.
The following is an excerpt from that Anonymous Pastebin release:
Florida Family Association…
Your hatred, bigotry and fear mongering towards Gays, Lesbians and most recently
Muslim Americans has not gone unnoticed!
Anonymous will not stand for hate and divisive vitriol to be spread across our country and whenever we can…we will stop it…
FFA you managed to use your power to influence Lowe’s to follow you into your racist stupor and they too will answer for that…
For now, you will answer to it… as well as your unfortunate followers having personal information shared with the world so everyone can know how racist and hateful you all are.
I am going to assume most of the people who receive your newsletter, email you and make donations are potentially part of the 99%. They are likely lower middle class people who have been mislead by all of your bullshit and god talk…therefor they too are unwitting victims. So I will NOT share all of the Credit Card information I got.
I am though reading the emails and getting information on those who did donate to make sure they are not worthy of the scorn of Anonymous as well…if i find information such as anyone being a part of other hate groups such as the Klan or anything similar all bets are off for those people.
I want all of your followers to know though their information is NOT SAFE in your hands until you address your security issues.
I AM ALSO GOING THROUGH ALL OF YOUR EMAILS RIGHT NOW…YOU SEEM TO GET AS MUCH OR MORE HATE MAIL THAN GOOD MAIL…HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL???
WE ARE ANONYMOUS
WE ARE LEGION
WE DO NOT FORGIVE
WE DO NOT FORGET
YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED US!!!
What do you think about Anonymous hacktivists going after the Florida Family Association for promoting hatred, bigotry and fear mongering towards Gays, Lesbians and most recently Muslim Americans?