This month, global hacktivist group Anonymous zeroed in on the Oompa Loompa ringleader and GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time, and what we see is deeply disturbing,” they announced from a YouTube video with more than 2.5 million views in less than two weeks.
As the fellows behind the Guy Fawkes masks are smiling, frowning, or sticking their tongue out, Anonymous issued a “Call to Arms” for the digital universe to spread the #OpTrump gospel. And today, the arms are allegedly equipped with Trump’s social security number and other personal information.
Or, does Anonymous have some fans gone rogue?
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonnMessage) March 17, 2016
And then this one:
— AnonOps (@anonopsofficial) March 17, 2016
Now, we will note that the most popular Anonymous Twitter account is @YourAnonNews. These ain’t it, but this all about anonymity so who knows? Definitely not the national press because they are all going with this one.
“Donald Trump has set his ambitions on the White House in order to promote an agenda of fascism and xenophobia as well as the religious persecution of Muslims through totalitarian policies,” says the masked speaker in the video.
They say that the time is nigh to unite to “fight fascism” and “to stop any proposed Fourth Reich by the fascist Donald Trump.”
Since this was initially reported, three statements have come to light:
- Trump: “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.”
- FBI: A government official confirmed to ABC News that federal authorities are investigating.
- Anonymous: Apparently, the real one:
Seems to be outdated information, take it with a grain of salt https://t.co/mCfgqafxk6
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 17, 2016
Regardless of this story, the struggle is real.