Anonymous declares ‘total war’ on Donald Trump
The hacker collective Anonymous has once again declared “total war” against Donald Trump, promising to crush the Republican presidential candidates campaign by exposing “embarrassing personal information.”
In a video posted on March 4, the hacker group encouraged hackers and members of the public to help take down Trump’s websites using a Denial of Service Attack (DDoS). DDoS attacks are often used by hacker groups to bring down websites by flooding the site with requests until its servers are overloaded and crash.
Using the hashtag #OpTrump, the group aims to take down the website of Trump’s Chicago hotel – TrumpChicago.com – on April 1.
Anonymous is also allegedly trying to expose any “embarrassing information” Trump might be trying to hide.
“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing,” said the voice in the video.
“Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas.”
The group has also posted a document allegedly containing Trump’s personal information, including what the group claims to be his social security number and cellphone number.
Anonymous first declared war on Trump in December, after the Republican called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” During that campaign, the group took responsibility for taking down the Trump Tower New York’s website using a DDoS attack.
News of the “war on Trump” comes on an important day for U.S. presidential primary season. Voters will head to the polls in five big states on Tuesday to vote for Republican and Democrat candidates; but Ohio and Florida are the states to watch. If his rivals want any chance at stopping Donald Trump, it’s up to John Kasich and Marco Rubio to win in their home states.
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