Anonymous' New Target: Trump

Hacktivists warn him over Muslim ban idea
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2015 2:55 PM CST
In this April 20, 2012 file photo, the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks during the opening of Trump Towers in Sisli district in Istanbul, Turkey.   (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

(Newser) – Hacktivist group Anonymous has set its sights on a new target: Donald Trump, The Hill reports. "Donald Trump, it has come to our attention that you want to ban all Muslims to enter the United States. This policy is going to have a huge impact," says someone in a Guy Fawkes mask in a video posted by the group. "This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel sad, the more ISIS feel that they can recruit them."

The hacking group said Friday it targeted the Trump Tower website "as statement against racism and hatred"; it was offline for at least an hour, Reuters reports. "Donald Trump think twice before you speak anything," the video concludes. "You have been warned Mr. Donald Trump." Also Friday, about a dozen protesters crashed Trump's speech at a $1,000-a-plate New York luncheon. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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