The hacker group Anonymous has declared an all-out cyber-attack on Donald Trump commencing April 1, 2016, according to the International Business Times.
Their aim is to take down his election websites, as well as some of his personal and business sites, in hopes of damaging his campaign for president. Anonymous targeted Trump in December, but ultimately had very little impact on him or his campaign.
The "hacktivists" are calling this new attack #OpTrump. They released a video on YouTube promising that this time the attacks will be on a much larger scale. From Anonymous:
"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 [but] you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas. You say what your audience wants to hear but in reality you don't stand for anything except for your personal greed and power."
Anonymous is inviting everyone with access to a computer to join them in #OpTrump because this will be "total war."
The websites they plan to target on April 1 include trump.com, donaldjtrump.com and trumphotelcollection.com. And in case you doubt their credibility, they've also listed personal information that supposedly belongs to Trump, like his social security number and personal phone number. They recently leaked some of his personal voicemail messages as well.
The attack will aim to "dismantle [Trump's] campaign and sabotage his brand," Anonymous says, but we won't know until April Fool's Day if #OpTrump will really have an effect on Donald Trump's bid for the White House.
To learn more check out: How Powerful is Anonymous?