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Hacktivism group Anonymous sets sights on Donald Trump

By
Amy R. Connolly
The website for Trump Towers briefly went down Friday after the hacktivism collective Anonymous denounced Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his anti-Muslim comments. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
The website for Trump Towers briefly went down Friday after the hacktivism collective Anonymous denounced Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his anti-Muslim comments. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The website for Trump Towers briefly went down Friday after the hacktivism collective Anonymous denounced Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his anti-Muslim comments.

The site for Trump's glitzy 68-story building was down for about an hour after a "denial-of-service" attack appeared to overload the website with traffic.

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Earlier this week, Trump suggested banning Muslims from entering the United States. Anonymous posted a video before the attack, warning Trump his policies were dangerous. The group had previously focused on taking on the Islamic State.

"This policy is going to have a huge impact," a man in a Guy Fawkes mask said. "This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel sad, the more ISIS feels they can recruit them...You have been warned, Mr. Donald Trump."

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