Hacktivist group Anonymous is targeting Donald Trump after the the big-haired Republican presidential candidate controversially called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
The hacker collective claims to have nearly brought down Trumpâ€™s www.TrumpTowerNY.com website for a brief period of time.
According to one Twitter user, the hacker collective used a DDOS or â€˜distributed denial of serviceâ€™ attack in order to bring the site down. This type of attack usually crashes a website by overloading it with traffic.
The site now appears to be running normally.
In a video posted in response to Trumpâ€™s controversial plans, a masked Anonymous member said:
â€œDonald Trump, it has come to our attention that you want to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. This policy is going to have a huge impact. This is what Isis wants. The more Muslims feel sad the more Isis feels they can recruit them. The more the United States appears to be targeting Muslims, not just radical Muslims you can be sure Isis will be putting that on their social media campaignâ€.
A masked member of Anonymous outlines plans to target Trump in an online video (YouTube/Anonymous)
Trump has shown no signs of backing down on his outlandish proposal that would see muslims barred from entering the country.
Anonymous recently announced that it would target the Islamic State terrorist group & claims to have shut down thousands of social media accounts with alleged IS links.
The hacker group has moreover declared 11 December official â€˜ISIS Trolling Dayâ€™, describing it as a â€˜day of rageâ€™ & urging members to troll alleged IS social media accounts & report them.
Organised demonstrations will moreover be taking place in various locations around the world.
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Source: “Yahoo News”