This Time It's 'Total War' in Anonymous vs. Trump

Hacking group reboots 'OpTrump,' vows to 'dismantle' mogul's POTUS campaign
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2016 2:48 PM CDT

Anonymous gave Donald Trump an unwanted Christmas present in December by taking his Trump Tower website offline in response to his comments that he'd ban Muslims from entering the United States. Now the hacktivists have him in their sights once more, but this time they're taking it up a notch, the Guardian reports: In its newest propaganda video, uploaded on March 4, the group says it's reviving "OpTrump," with plans to upend the real estate developer's presidential campaign by "[exposing] what he doesn't want the public to know" and targeting one of his Chicago properties by messing up its website on April 1. "Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing," a Guy Fawkes-masked speaker observes in the video before showing clips of Trump making various controversial statements.

"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 speaker continues. Anonymous also sends out a "call to arms," asking anyone who can lend a hand to help pull Trump's websites offline and to share any juicy info that might be gleaned about him, saying, "We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand." Anonymous reminds the coding-illiterate that hacking experience isn't required to help out with the mission and that anyone can support it by sharing the video, noting: "This is a declaration of total war. OperationTrump engaged." (Is their "war" also against Trump's controversial campaign manager?)

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