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Anonymous declares 'total war' on Donald Trump

By Shawn Price   |   March 16, 2016 at 9:24 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- The hackers group known as Anonymous declared "total war" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday and vowed, among other things, to take down one of his websites on April 1, the group said in a new video.

Anonymous said in its latest propaganda video it was re-opening "OpTrump," with a decree to "dismantle" Trump's campaign and "expose what he doesn't want the public to know."

In the video, Anonymous said they "have been watching you for a long time and what we've seen is deeply disturbing ... You don't stand for anything but your personal greed and power.

"Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling ideas.

"This is a call to arms. Shut down his websites, research and expose what he doesn't want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand."

This is not a warning. This is a declaration of total war," the voiceover said.

The group declared war on Trump in late 2015 over his proposed ban of Muslims from entering the United States. Anonymous soon after took down New York's Trump Tower website with a DDoS, or distributed denial of service attack, that overwhelmed the site's server with phony traffic.

Though Anonymous and other hacking groups have attacked Trump before, it has done little to hurt his popularity.

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