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Anonymous declares war on Donald Trump. “He stands for nothing but greed and power”

The hacktivist group Anonymous declares war on Donald Trump to make him pay for his “inconsistent and hateful campaign”. It needs your help.

#OpTrump

In a video released on its Youtube channel, the hacker-activist (hacktivist) group Anonymous has declared that it will mount a campaign against Republican candidate Donald Trump, currently leading the presidential primaries. In the video a spokesperson wearing the group’s trademark disguise, a mask with the face of Guy Fawkes (the man who tried to blow up the British parliament in 1605), addresses Trump, declaring:

We have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing. Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas. You say what your current audience wants to hear but in reality you don’t stand for anything except for your personal greed and power.

He then appeals to all viewers to participate in the action:

We need you to shut down his websites, research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.

 

Anonymous declares war on Donald Trump – again

It isn’t the first time that Anonymous targets the presidential hopeful. At the end of last year it declared war on him after his controversial claims that, if president, he would ban all Muslims from entering the United States. The group took down the website of New York’s Trump Tower overwhelming it with traffic and causing it to crash – known as a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).

 

The video addresses this prior chapter of #OpTrump specifying that it was carried out by a branch of the group, Anonymous Operations, that was taken down for waging cyber attacks against targets such as Turkey and Hungary. However, the action against Trump has been revived. It is due to start in earnest on the 1st of April, but Anonymous has already posted what it claims are personal details of the candidate including his personal phone number.

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