Operation Blitzkrieg
Operation Blitzkrieg

Anonymous' latest operation against an American nationalist party, the American Third Position (A3P) is part of a wider, loosely organised effort against far-right movements in Europe and the US. Dubbed Operation Blitzkrieg. The assault has intensified in the past few months, exposing white supremacist movements in the US as well as neo-Fascist organisations in Scandinavia.

The Operation Blitzkrieg press release read:

"Your incomprehensible actions, and your reluctance to accept the Freedom and Equality that every single human being possesses by right from birth, causes the birth to hatred and worldwide Racism. After the first World War, your ideology plunged the world into chaos. You took over a plague, known as anti-Semitism, and made sure that racism was drilled into our collective consciousness. You have combined the ideals of industrialization with the abomination of mass murder, a circumstance that led to destruction of human life, in a scale never seen before."

With the launch of a Wikileaks-style Internet portal nazi-leaks.net, the group started publishing in January hacked data related to neo-Nazi scene in Germany. The website features lists of alleged donors to the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party (NPD), internal NPD emails, a contact list from the rigth right-wing weekly newspaper Junge Freiheit and customer data from neo-Nazi online stores, among other information.

The group disabled the websites and published the members' names of several German neo-Nazi groups following revelations, in early November 201,1 that the National Socialist Underground (NSU), had murdered at least 10 people in a seven-year killing carnage towards ethnical targets in the country.

The attack followed 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 the Anonymous' list.

The attack follows Anonymous's 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.

At the end of January, the collective hacked and defaced the website of white supremacist American Third Position (A3P) party, claiming it had connections with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

A statement posted on the hacked homepage claims that the organisation attempts to maintain a professional public image to hide its underbelly of racism and xenophobia. The hack includes several private messages from forums, personal emails, notes, names, phone numbers and home addresses of A3P members

Anonymous also claims that the organisation has links with Republican candidate Ron Paul. "We found a disturbingly high number of members who are also involved in campaigning for Ron Paul," the statement said.