Report: Left-Wing Hackers Break into Neo-Nazi Server
August 30, 2008
Left-wing computer hackers have reportedly broken into the secure server of one of the world’s largest neo-Nazi groups, copying more than 30,000 pieces of data.
Members of the anti-fascist left-wing group Daten-Antifa on Friday, Aug. 29, managed to break the access codes and enter the databank of Blood and Honour (B&H), a neo-Nazi organization that has been banned in Germany since 2000.
“Now some people in the far-right extremist scene are going to get very nervous, including activists from the NPD (Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party),” Guenther Hoffmann from the Center for Democratic Culture told the Frankfurter Rundschau on Saturday.
According to Daten-Antifa, 31,948 pieces of data were collected clandestinely from the B&H server, including 500 from Germany. This indicated that the international network is also used by members of the German neo-Nazi scene, which authorities had previously suspected.
Katharina Koenig from the Action Alliance against the Right in Jena told the Frankfurter Rundschau that evidence had been found that B&H concerts had taken place in Germany and that German extremists had organized far-right concerts abroad.
Koenig said that the new information would be helpful to police, although the data was gathered illegally.
Founded in the UK in the 1980s by [dead former] punk rock musician Ian Stuart Donaldson, B&H uses mainly music to spread its neo-Nazi ideology across Europe.
The name Blood and Honour stems from the motto of the Hitler Youth: “Blut und Ehre.”
- Interested parties can download the contents of the B&H forum here. The Australian B&H franchise is co-organising with the local Hammerskins franchise a vewy secwet gig to take place in Melbourne on Saturday, September 13.