According to a video released by the hacking group, “this is not a warning, this is a declaration of total war. Operation trump engaged.”
The hacking group Anonymous is urging its followers to launch a barrage of cyberattacks on April 1 to take downDonald Trump’s websites and expose the “appalling” GOP presidential candidate.
“We need you to shut down his websites, research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know,” a person wearing the group’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask says in a video posted by to an Anonymous YouTube channel. “We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.”
In a separate written statement, Anonymous encouraged hackers to target the business mogul’s websites, including donaldjtrump.com, trump.com and trumphotelcollection.com.
Anonymous also released Trump’s alleged personal details, such as his cell phone number and Social Security number, to help hackers harass the Republican presidential frontrunner.
“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing,” the video says. “You have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideals.”
“You say what your current audience wants to hear, but in reality you don’t stand for anything except your personal greed and power,” it adds.