When the Ku Klux Klan Promised "Lethal Force" Against Ferguson Protesters, Anonymous Struck Back

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When the Ku Klux Klan Promised "Lethal Force" Against Ferguson Protesters, Anonymous Struck Back
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Over the weekend, reports emerged that the Ku Klux Klan passed out fliers and warnings indicating they would enact "lethal force" against Ferguson protesters should they display aggression in response to the grand jury hearing of the Michael Brown shooting.

Hactivist group Anonymous did not take kindly to these threats.

As of the morning November 16, the Ku Klux Klan still had control over their own tweets, as you're seeing from their official Twitter feed here (who knew that abject hate could be so tuned in to social media trends?). Just later that evening Anonymous seized the Twitter account to use to their own ends, changing its profile picture to their own iconic image and tweeting things like this:



The moral of the story is the same as always: Just don't bother getting on Anonymous's bad side.

There's Going to be a Job Opening at College Humor's Social Media Team in Just a Minute

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There's Going to be a Job Opening at College Humor's Social Media Team in Just a Minute
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Either that or they're stepping up the "Awkward Fake Twitter Hack" game. In which case, slow clap for all parties involved.

Someone is Going to Get Fired for TWC News Austin's Dong-tastic Accidental Tweet

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Someone is Going to Get Fired for TWC News Austin's Dong-tastic Accidental Tweet
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The tweet in question (which did not feature our lovely hotdog Photoshopping skills) has since been taken down and TWC Austin has issued an apology. It's unclear if this was the result of a hacked or hijacked account, a vengeful employee, or what. Either way, TWC News Austin's 33,000 Twitter followers got an extra helping of meat this week.

Cyber Crime of the Day: Millions Affected in Credit Card Data Breech at Target Stores

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Cyber Crime of the Day: Millions Affected in Credit Card Data Breech at Target Stores
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Target has confirmed that as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be at risk of a data breech.
Customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at stores across the U.S. between November 27 and December 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes credit and debit card numbers, customer names, card expiration dates and the three-digit security numbers on the back of cards required to finalize many purchases. Target says the data breech did not include online purchases.