Users of the Aryan-Front.com “white community” Web forum were greeted with an eye-opening memo from hacktivists when they tried to log-on to the message board Friday morning: you should have expected us.
Members of the loose-knit hacktivism collective Anonymous defaced the popular white power website Aryan-Front.com this week and say that their assault on the nationalism group has only begun. According to tweets dispatched from accounts associated with Anonymous, the group is preparing to release an archived collection of forum posts and private messages lifted from the Web community.
On early Friday, the main index of the Aryan-Front.com message board was replaced with a string of messages crediting the cyber collective with the deed.
“Hacked by Anonymous,” “You should have expected us” and “Fuck off, Nazi scum” are among the additions to the homepage made by the collective under the codename #OpBlitzkrieg. Additionally, all posts made on Aryan-Front.com appear to be erased from the server, or at least have been rendered unavailable to its 1,441 registered users.
Coincidently, the bulletin board script that hosts the hacked message board notes on the bottom of the main page that the busiest day the Web forum has ever had for traffic was Friday, when 1051 users visited the page at one time.
So far Anonymous has released a massive .sql database file of nearly 80 megabytes in size that contains information on Aryan-Front that was stolen in the attack. The data has been posted to the file-sharing website MediaFire and journalists and self-proclaimed Anons alike are currently mulling through the data dump for more insight into the organization.
Preliminary research reveals that one of the first pieces of text included in the .sql file are a message from an administrator of the website to another that reads:
Aside from that we should be able to make this board work as long as there is no security problems (I hope).
From there, the document becomes littered with racist quips and anecdotes, as well as a copy of The National Socialist doctrine, which includes items such as “We believe that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world on the brink of Jewish-Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order and social justice for all men.”
Elsewhere, Aryan-Front members make candid comments about race, often digressing into discussing the security they implement in their Web surfing to protect themselves from cyberattacks.
“If my ISP gets a court order to release my internet records all they can determine is the times I was online, the bits tranferred and the fact that I visited an anonymous proxy service in a foreign country that … does not keep any logs!” one writes. “In other words the jews get shit.”
Other dialogues released in the database dump divulge conversations about firearms that are often interlaced with tips for cybersecurity.