It's Paul Olarewaju's Blog Again!!!: Popular Hackers Target Donald Trump, Vow To Take Him Down


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Popular Hackers Target Donald Trump, Vow To Take Him Down

Popular Hacker group, Anonymous, have set their eyes on Donald Trump, saying they plan on taking him down.

The group posted what they claim is the GOP candidate's cell phone number and social security on a popular site for Anonymous leaks.

They also included phone numbers, home addresses, and other personal information associated with people close to Trump, including his spokesperson, campaign manager and
family members.

According to a report by CNN, its unclear if the information post is authentic but one of the numbers was confirmed to belong to someone close to Trump.

Read the rest of the CNN report below:

CNN called one of the numbers from the leaked info that was listed as Trump's family member. The person who answered confirmed his connection to Trump.

Some information released was incorrect. For example, the leak claimed to give information about Trump's agent, but the agency CAA released the following statement: "Contrary to recent reports, neither Tracy Brennan nor CAA represent Donald Trump."

A Trump representative said officials are "seeking the arrest of the people responsible for attempting to illegally hack Mr. Trump's accounts and telephone information."

The U. S. Secret Service said that it is "aware" of the postings. "We are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in this matter," it said in a statement.

The info posted online also includes information regarding Trump's website infrastructure and encourages hackers to take action on April 1st.

Over the last few weeks, members who identify as part of Anonymous have posted a video condemning Trump.

"You say what your current audience wants to hear but in reality you don't stand for anything except for greed and power," the video proclaims, calling on people watching to take down Trump's website and "dismantle his brand."

Anonymous is a loosely collected group. Some members say they don't approve of the YouTube uploader who initially posted the video condemning Trump. Regardless, #OpTrump is gaining traction.

One member of anonymous told CNN the operation is for "lulz," a term associated with hacking for fun. "We aren't stating that we can stop Trump," the member told CNNMoney. "This operation is basically just to play around with him with some hacking in between."

This type of gathering and posting of personal information is the first step of an attack, security expert David Kennedy told CNNMoney, saying it's likely the group could take down Trump's websites or try to hack information relating to his businesses.

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