“This is a declaration of total war.”
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has doubled down on its war against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 2015, Anonymous issued a stern warning to Trump after he announced that he’d ban Muslims from entering the United States. “Donald Trump, think twice before you speak anything. You have been warned,” the masked spokesperson said. The group then took down Trump Tower’s website by overwhelming its servers. Previously, Anonymous had launched cyber attacks on ISIS, the Westboro Baptist Church, and the Ku Klux Klan.
Today, Anonymous declared “total war” on Trump, calling for “hacktivists around the world” to “shut down his websites” and “research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know.” The group’s goal is to “dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand,” and it promises to start by shutting down his Trump Chicago website on April 1, 2016—April Fool’s Day.
Here’s an excerpt from their call to arms.
“Dear Donald Trump, 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 of America, 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.”
Follow the war on social media at #OpTrump.
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