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Revealed: Preston residents included in leaked EDL list

Posted on - 22nd December, 2010 - 1:10pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics
(c) Matthew Parkinson

EDL demonstration at Preston Flagmarket - (c) Matthew Parkinson

A list showing the identity of people who bought merchandise from websites associated to the far-right English Defence League (EDL) group has been revealed by hackers.

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Five people from Preston are listed as having bought items of clothing from websites which are believed to fund the activities of the EDL.

The list, seen by Blog Preston, includes the names, email address’ and postal address’ of the five people.

Another list shows people who have donated money online to the EDL, no one from Preston is included in this list.

The personal information was obtained by a group called the “Mujahideen Hacking Unit”.

A post on Facebook by an EDL member, on the leaked list, said: “It would appear that my Facebook account has been hacked on Saturday 11th December 2010 by the MHU. This was done via a purchase on English Defence League clothing.”

Another of the revealed members used social-network Facebook to ‘like’ a group that denounced the Islamic faith using derogatory language.

EDL protest in Preston - (c) Michael Morrison

EDL protest in Preston - (c) Michael Morrison

One of the hackers involved called “TriCk” spoke to Blog Preston.

The 16-year-old said: “It was a planned attack; my intentions were to expose people who had contributed to EDL. I don’t care how they get there funding, my aim was to expose their supporters,” and he added: “EDL are extremists. Hence the reason I think they should be banned. They shouldn’t ban the UAF, as UAF are not always violent but they should ban them from protesting against the EDL.”

The young hacker warned of more cyber-hacking against far-right groups.

A recent EDL/UAF demonstration in Preston witnessed fourteen arrests and many smoke bombs launched by the EDL on the police and public.

Two years ago, a list related to the British National Party identified party members across the country from various professions. The data was revealed by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.

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