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.
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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.