The Anonymous hacker group announced this week they were planning a cyber-attack on Donald Trump’s business websites.
The hacker group released a statement tonight. The group claimed to have shut down TrumpChicago.com.
The site is still up.
FOX Business reported:
In less than 24 hours, Anonymous will officially launch a cyber-attack on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. The hacker group declared “total war” on Trump on March 15 with a video posted on its YouTube channel, dubbed #OpTrump. In the video, Anonymous invites hackers and anyone with a computer to shut down the billionaire businessman’s websites, expose his private information, “dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand” on April 1.
“Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas. You say what your audience wants to hear but in reality you don’t stand for anything except for your personal greed and power,” said an Anonymous member in the video.
This is not the first time the group has targeted Trump; Last December, they declared digital war on the real estate mogul after he proposed to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.
On Thursday night Anonymous also said their threat was an April Fool’s joke.