Hacktivist collective Anonymous declared “total war” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling other hacktivists around the world to join their campaign #OpTrump to “sabotage his brand” and to dismantle his campaign while also exposing private details.
“This is a call to arms. This is a call to the freedom fighters, to the forgotten, to the censored,” said a masked activist in a video message. “You say what your current audience wants to hera but in reality, you don’t stand for anything except for your personal greed and power.”
The collective plans to shut down both campaign and real estate websites. It also targeted trumpchicago.com for April 1, likely in solidarity with the protesters that shut down his Chicago rally on Friday.
The video showed clips of some of Trump’s most bigoted comments. Another video posted in December issued a “warning” to the candidate after he proposed to ban all Muslims from entering the country. The newest video, though, is “not a warning” but a “declaration of total war.”
The day after the collective posted the video, some of the members allegedly hacked into Trump’s voicemail, revealing messages of praise from three prominent news anchors from MSNBC. “T Hall,” believed to be Tamron Hall, left a message saying she would use his discount on a Gucci dress and that “you know that I’m a huge fan and I think the world of you.”
Mika and Joe, thought to be morning show hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, said they were “so, so grateful for everything,” which Scarborough later tweeted was a donation to a children’s charity. The recordings, published by Gawker, could not be confirmed to be authentic otherwise.
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