Anonymous, The Jester, UGNazi and other hackers are involved in the campaign
Anonymous and other hacktivists continue their attacks against the controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).After gaining access to the Twitter account of WBC spokeswoman Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper, hackers have also leaked several messages from her email account, including her Internet bill history.
AntiSec hackers published the details of several members of WBC, including the social security number of Benjamin Caleb Phelps, the grandson of the organization’s head, Fred Phelps.
“Why WBC? Because they preach hatred towards everyone. They are a hate group.
Normal religious groups preach love and understanding. That is how they attract people. Westboro Baptist Church isn't a church at all. They are more like the KKK,” the hacktivists wrote.
The Jester (th3j35t3r) has also become involved in the campaign against WBC. He has announced the disruption of 19 websites owned by the church.
However, judging by what other hacktivists have been writing on Twitter, including the UGNazi group, it’s likely that The Jester hasn’t been the only one who took aim at the websites.
On the other hand, The Jester highlights that he and Anonymous are still not friends, despite the fact that on this occasion they share the same goals.
“To clarify, Anonymous/myself apparent cooperation on WBC is just an eclipse. We're still sun & moon,” The Jester wrote.
More than 24 hours have passed since UGNazi hackers took over Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper’s Twitter account, but it still appears to be under their control.
The hackers have re-tweeted hundreds of messages posted by users who don’t like the ways of WBC.
“I would like to commend CosmoTheGod for hacking the hateful WBC leader @DearShirley twitter account. He has gained my admiration,” one user wrote.
“Hateful WBC leader DearShirley account hacked by CosmoTheGod. Pic now says #PrayForNewtown. Thank you for taking her hatred off twitter,” another one noted.