Donald Trump, the controversial presidential candidate of the United States, is about to get more controversial after the hacking collective ?Anonymous? has declared war against him.
In a report from Fox News, the group announced that they will ?dismantle? Trump?s campaign and threatened the candidate that they will ?expose what he doesn?t want the public to know.? According to the outlet, it is not clear what this information could be, which could possibly hurt Trump?s candidacy but it is sure to be big and can certainly ?dig up the goods.?
?We have been watching you for a long time and what we?ve seen is deeply disturbing. You don?t stand for anything but your personal greed and power. This is a call to arms. Shut down his websites, research and expose what he doesn?t want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand,? said Anonymous in a public letter.
Fox News further explained that what the hacking collective would probably do is to find and leak Trump?s tax returns. The presidential candidate has been reluctant to present this year?s tax returns for auditing reasons; but, the previous year?s returns are now available for release and he should do it to clear his name.
Apparently, Trump has been the enemy-type of presidential candidate, and many have been criticizing his platforms for the United States. However, this kind of news could still help his campaign, why?, because it may be bad news but Trump?s name will still get mentioned which means he still gets media mileage not only in the US, but around the world as well.
Another thing, Trump?s supporters may interpret the incident as a cyberbullying case, which again would boost his campaign. With all those bullying that Trump is subjected to, people would tend to sympathize with him, protect him and eventually rally for him. This would turn the negative news into a favorable one for the presidential candidate.
Technobuffalo said that there is nothing more that the group can do than just vandalizing Trump?s websites and social media accounts. However, the hacking collective has been taking their ?wars? seriously just like the one they had with the terrorist group ISIS, wherein they removed plenty of its Twitter accounts.
With Anonymous declaring war against Trump, it would certainly be interesting what the hacking collective would do, especially knowing that they are not just a show-off type of group.