The hacker cell of the Anonymous collective is expected to hack the website of the leader of the right-extremist National Democratic Party(NPD) of Germany as part of the ongoing OpBlitzkrieg operation against German neo-Nazi groups.
A German anon called on administrator of OpBlitzkrieg campaign to attack www.holger-apfel.de , the official site of Holger Apfel, leader of the NPD and chairman of its parliamentary group.
The anon said on Anonymous channels that he had been working on the hack for about four months and he needed some connections with OpBlitzkrieg hackers.
News of the operation broke on Monday when the collective posted the names of several hundred subscribers to a number of online stores selling clothing associated with far-right groups and writers for the Junge Freiheit newspaper - a publication with right wing leanings - on the nazi-leaks.net web portal.
It constitutes a follow up of its previous assault in Finland, disabling the websites and publishing the members' names of several German neo-Nazi groups.
As well as the list, Frankfurter Rundschau reported that Anonymous hackers had also claimed responsibility for cyber-attacks on 15 sites believed to be associated with the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD), crediting the assault as a part of "Operation Blitzkrieg."
The collective later publicly acknowledge the campaign tweeting statements supporting the attack and linking to articles about it. "#Anonymous declares 'Blitzkrieg' on neo-Nazis ... #WeInSpankinNaziGirlsBusiness," read the AnonymousIRC Twitter feed's post.
Though unconfirmed, the German Altermedia site was listed as being down just after news of the attack broke. Altermedia is a forum site which offers vocal support and an online meeting point for several far-right groups, including the British National Party.
The attack follows a similar campaign enacted by the Finnish branch of Anonymous late in 2011. The Finnish cell of the Anonymous hacktivist collective issued a similar statement claiming responsibility for "exposing" a parliamentary aid's affiliation to an active neo-Nazi group at the start of November 2011.
The attack targeted the neo-Nazi Kansallinen Vastarinta website, with a data post on the Pastebin website following soon after. Ulla Pyysalo, a former aid to the True Finns MP Juho Eerola was reported as announcing her intention to resign from her post after her name appeared on Anonymous' list.
The attack follows Anonymous' previous promise that it will not tolerate far-right groups that actively discriminate against others based on race, sex or religion.
"We have no tolerance for any group based on racial, sexual and religion discrimination as well as for all the people belonging to them and sharing their ideologies, which is the reason why we decided to carry out last Monday's attack," read one previous Anonymous statement.