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.
Anonymous RedCult released a second video to explain the ruse, in which the narrator explains the information
“was online since 2013.”
Indeed, as the video states,
“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.”
RedCult included a snippet of ABC News coverage of the non-hack, which reports it as if it were a serious crime.
Again, this information has ostensibly been available on the internet for years — so, as the narrator points out,
“Trump want[s] to turn America into a fascist dictatorship where anyone can be arrested for just posting old information online.
Why law enforcement at every level was so quick to pounceon a non-crime and effect arrest of those behind it without investigating whether a crime had even been committed paints a telling portrait of exactly the fascist tendencies Anonymous wished to prove.”
In another video, Anonymous calls the operation off, saying that it will put people in danger and accomplish nothing.
“We call upon the public and the entire anonymous collective to redirect in protesting the system, not just one candidate.
We also ask the collective and lone wolf hackers to stray away from the planned attack on Trump’s website this upcoming April 1st.
Not only will this operation endanger the collective, it will prove nothing.
There is enough information via the web to prove Trump’s incapacity to become president.”