While the upcoming presidential election in the US is getting an overwhelming amount of coverage in many different forms of media, the controversial aspects are garnering the attention of the opposition. As suspected, the Anonymous hacktivist group is all up in arms over the recent controversial comments made by Donald Trump about his plan to ban Muslims from entry into the United States.
Acting out as they normally do on opposing entities they have grievances against, Anonymous hackers are claiming that they took down Trump Tower's website in their clash against the GOP presidential candidate.
Anonymous has long been known for attacking groups, organizations, and government entities in response to any actions taken that the hacktivist have confounded animosity.
With Donald Trump's recent controversial statements, Anonymous has taken action to attack in the ways they know how, and that's over the internet. In their opposition to Mr. Trump's banning Muslim statements, the hacker group is claiming that they took down the Trump Tower website, which was unavailable for about an hour on December 11th around 9 a.m. EST.
At the time that the Trump Tower website was down, the Anonymous group took to Twitter to send out a Tweet saying the following:
"Trump Towers NY site taken down as statement against racism and hatred. https://t.co/n5ftLrOs1P (what you see is cloudflare offline backup)"
In addition to the Tweet sent out, Anonymous created a video (below) where they condemned Trump's recent statements on him calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. The video said, "Donald Trump, think twice before you speak anything."
Anonymous isn't shy about creating a cyber war against their opposition. We have the feeling that Anonymous isn't done with Trump. Just as the group continues to attack ISIS, they may find ways to attack Trump-owned entities in the near future over the internet.