Anonymous vows ‘total war’ in 1 April attack on Trump

15 Mar 2016

Hacker collective Anonymous wants to take Donald Trump out of the US presidential race and has declared total war on him over his dangerous hate message

Hacker collective Anonymous has declared all-out war on US presidential hopeful Donald Trump in revenge for his insidious campaign of stirring hate against minorities to boost his ambitions.

Anonymous has posted a video asking supporters to join in a series of cyberattacks on the Republican candidate.

The group claims that its attack on Trump will unearth damaging information and bring his campaign to a floundering halt.

‘This is not a warning, this is a declaration of total war. Donald Trump – it is too late to expect us’

“We have been watching you for a long time and what we’ve seen is deeply disturbing,” Anonymous said in the video.

“You don’t stand for anything but your personal greed and power.

“This is a call to arms.

“We need you to shut down his websites, to research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know

“We need to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.

“We are encouraging every able person with a computer to participate in this operation. This is not a warning, this is a declaration of total war. Donald Trump – it is too late to expect us.”

Operation Trump

Anonymous has already claimed credit for hacking into Trump’s voicemail and leaking messages from journalists and supporters.

In December, Anonymous threatened war on Trump after he made controversial comments about banning Muslims from the US.

The attacks petered out after the taking out of the website of New York’s Trump Tower using a DDoS attack, knocking it offline for a few hours.

Whether or not the attacks will do anything to curb Trump’s popularity, the hacker group is reaching out beyond its traditional closed groups saying “you do not need to know how to hack to support this operation.

“This is a declaration of total war. Operation Trump engaged.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years