Neo-nazi site Daily Stormer threatened by hosting providers and possible hackers
Neo-nazi news site the Daily Stormer has been given 24 hours to move its domain to a new host after its current provider, GoDaddy, said it would cut off support. The decision was made in response to a Daily Stormer article about Heather Heyer, who was killed during the Charlottesville protests this weekend. In a statement sent to TechCrunch, GoDaddy said the article “could incite additional violence” and thus violated the company’s terms of service.
Heyer, 32, was part of a group of counter-protestors marching against the white nationalists, and was struck and killed when a car plowed into another car, according to The New York Times. The offending post on the Daily Stormer was written by the site’s editor, Andrew Anglin, as part of its coverage of the Charlottesville protests this weekend.
We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.
— GoDaddy (@GoDaddy)
It also appears that hackers, who claim to be from Anonymous, have taken over the Daily Stormer website, saying they plan to shut it down within 24 hours. The hackers claim to have been targeting the site for months, but took action because of the Charlottesville protests.
“For too long, the Daily Stormer and Andrew Anglin have spewed their putrid hate on this site. That will not be happening anymore,” the group said. “We will allow the site to remain online for 24 hours so the world can witness the hate. Then we will shut it down permanently.”
A tweet sent out by popular Anonymous account YourAnonNews, said there was no confirmation that the group was involved. The account has previously been associated with the hacking collective, and it questioned whether or not the apparent takeover of the Daily Stormer website was a hoax perpetrated by its owners.
Anglin founded the Daily Stormer in 2013 and endorsed Donald Trump for president last year. Over the weekend, he praised Trump’s reaction to the Charlottesville protests, saying: “When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.” The hackers claim to have details on Anglin’s whereabouts, and said they would send allies to to “pay him a visit.” Anglin has claimed to be living in Lagos, Nigeria, but previous reports have suggested this too might be a hoax.
The hackers said they plan to publish server data from Daily Stormer when the “time is right,” but did not specify what kind of information this might include. “We want you Nazis to know: your time is short,” they wrote.