Anonymous releases 'Polish neo-nazi' list
PR dla Zagranicy
Politicians associated with the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party are included on a list of “Polish neo-nazis” uploaded onto the internet by the Anonymous hacking group.
The data is part a trove of information, including emails, passwords and credit card details hacked by the Anonymous collective over the past few weeks, including data taken from the US-based Stratfor security analyst company over the Christmas period.
The hacking collective says the aim of the campaign is to give "neo-nazis a good spanking".
Around 450 names and details of Polish citizens are included in the data haul in the protest action codenamed Operation Blitzkrieg.
Anonymous have also released details of far-right activists in Finland and Germany.
White supremacist groups from the UK and US are also included on the list of names, published on the nazi-leaks.net web site, based in Germany and re-published on the Polish-based antifa-buzz.net.
The Annonymous hackers obtained the information by hacking into web sites of far-right groups, forums and online fascist music shops.
Included on the Polish list are activists from the far-right National Polish Rebirth
(NOP) but also politicians associated with the opposition Law and Justice party.
Pawel Kura from the south eastern city of Lublin is included on the hacked list, a 32 year-old former assistant to Law and Justice MP Piotr Cybulski.
Kura is now working as party treasurer in the Legnica district.
Local Law and Justice party chief Elżbieta Witek confirmed to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily that Kura is a party member.
“I am very surprised [about the news] but I do not know this man personally,” she said.
Kura has categorically denied any connections to far-right groups.
“I have never marched with fascists, never visited fascist music shops, or took part in forums,” he says.
Asked why he was included on the list he said: “I have no idea. I am in shock.”
“Maybe someone has been impersonating me to discredit me,” he adds. (pg)