PacketSled CEO Interview by the Hill on Anonymous Motivations

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As Anonymous was set to release identities of individuals involved in the KKK, the Hill interviewed PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan for his take on the group’s motivations.

But others are skeptical about Anonymous’s true intentions.

“The motivation of Anonymous as a whole really is to get attention,” said Matt Harrigan, president and CEO of cyber threat detection firm PacketSled, who monitors the hacking group. “It’s a PR machine for causes that somebody inside Anonymous has decided are important.”

And the KKK makes for perfect prey.

“They’re a target because they’re obviously not well liked, but at the same time they make a great news story,” Harrigan said. “What’s the thing that people despise more than anything? An organized hate group.” [Matt Harrigan]

Operation KKK has been exhaustively making the case for its digital crusade over the last week.

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