It is a new world now… Hopefully, when Donald Trump is president, he will create a cyber security unit to bust these punks and put them behind bars, with no computer access! That would be justice!
Why don’t they post Hillary’s 30,000+ deleted emails? It might prove more interesting. Quite frankly I don’t care about the fish story of how much money Donald has or hasn’t.
— RT (@RT_com) March 17, 2016
The hacker group Anonymous made headlines the other day by saying it was declaring “total war” on GOP front-runner Donald Trump. On Thursday, it started to make good on its promise … sort of.
The group, known for cyber attacks on corporations and the government, posted information on Trump that can already be found pretty easily if you know how to Google things or look through public documents: his birth date and birthplace (Trump birthers, anyone?), the main address for the Trump Organization, his agent, his legal representation, and the names of his parents, wife and kids.
The two bits of info that aren’t readily available: the Donald’s (alleged)Social Security number and his cell phone number.
What should Trump do? Get a new cell phone number, as Sen. Lindsey Graham can attest to after Trump handed out *his* cell phone number last summer. (A new Social Security number is an entirely different matter.)
There was a follow-up to the released via ABC News:
Trump’s campaign issued this statement: “The government and law enforcement authorities are seeking the arrest of the people responsible for attempting to illegally hack Mr. Trump’s accounts and telephone information.”
A government official confirmed to ABC News that federal authorities are investigating.
Anonymous released what it claimed was Trump’s Social Security number, and a number it claims is his cell phone number as well as public information such as his birth date, children’s names, and company address in addition to outdated information such as his legal representation.
It seems like they might have gotten the wrong information also. Check out their follow-up tweet
Seems to be outdated information, take it with a grain of salt https://t.co/mCfgqafxk6
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 17, 2016
“Seems to be outdated information…” implies the Anonymous boys and girls aren’t quite as good as they think they are since expert hackers/crackers should be able to verify a cell phone number before they claim it’s Trump’s.
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