Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan have been taken over by hacker group Anonymous after the white supremacist group threatened protesters in Ferguson.
Anonymous acted after the group distributed flyers threatening 'lethal force' against the protesters who have rallied in the lead up to the grand jury decision on whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be charged.
Protesters had gathered around St.Louis while they await what many believe will be a no-indictment vote in relation to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Anonymous has previously announced that Wilson will not be charged.
ZDNet also reported that Anonymous has compromised Ku Klux Klan members email accounts and is harassing members by phone. Member's personal information was also thought to have been released. The Twitter accounts taken over are @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral.
Last week, a Ku Klux Klan group based 75 miles out of Ferguson, passed out pamphlets that reported stated, 'Attention: To the terrorists masquerading as 'peaceful protesters!'
It went on to read: 'We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves.'