This was already stated by @AlexBNewhouse but I'm going to hammer this in: those in the Accelerationist ecosystem never went away after a named group goes belly up. These actors were still present and active. The return to using FKD is in part branding.
The group was recently proscribed by several countries & it's a known brand in IMVE ecosystems & by the media. Falling for the brand is a failure in proper investigation, when those who monitor these spaces regularly would be able to say these actors haven't magically reappeared.
Part of this has come to the surface due to the arrest of the individual from InjektDivision who was arrested last week. Following that event FKD endorsed them as the two networks mutually backed each other. The community grew to 100 after the incident and the media reporting.
Prior to any reporting on InjektDivision the FKD channel was under 100 individuals for the longest time.... Nonetheless, are they a threat actor yes. Not a new one however.

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