Alt-right website the Daily Stormer appears hacked by Anonymous

Posted August 16, 2017

The Daily Stormer's post called Heyer's death a "road rage incident" and mocked her weight, among other things.

Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer moved its domain registration to Google after hosting firm GoDaddy said it would sever ties with the site that promoted Saturday's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a tweet on Sunday, Amy Siskind, president and co-founder of the female advocacy group New Agenda, called GoDaddy's attention to the Daily Stormer post disparaging Heyer. If no action is taken after 24 hours, we will cancel the service.

Shortly after the switch was noticed, Google dropped the site.Later in the day, Scaleway, a France-based server hosting company, confirmed to Vox that it has terminated "The Daily Stormer's" account and locked its hosting server.

"WE HAVE TAKEN THIS SITE IN THE NAME OF HEATHER HEYER", the post read, adding she was "A VICTIM OF WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM".

Heyer was among the group protesting against the Unite the Right white supremacist rally at the weekend, where Nazi symbols and salutes were seen, when she was hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr into a crowd.

The Daily Stormer allegedly concocted a fake post on its site, claiming that the hacker group Anonymous had taken over the site and would be shutting it down.

"The website reportedly switched to a Google domain name, only to see its registration cancelled by Google for the same reason".

A spokesperson for GoDaddy, via an email, said the company had informed the Daily Stormer that it had to find a new domain provider within 24 hours since they had violated the company's terms of service. (GDDY) banned the site, giving it 24 hours to find a new host.

"DAILY STORMER HACK IS A FALSE FLAG OP BY OWNER ANDREW ANGLIN TO IMPLICATE ANONYMOUS IN HIS WEBSITE'S SHUTDOWN", the Anon Journal tweeted. Early Monday morning, a post said: "We have no confirmation that "Anonymous' is involved yet".