March 20, 2016

Hackers target Donald Trump, claim to leak his social security number

Filed under: Uncategorized —— Molly M @ 4:12 pm

Hackers describing themselves as an anonymous hacking group claim to have leaked Donald Trump’s personal information; including his social security number.  A Twitter account describing itself as devoted to Anonymous news claimed to leak Trump’s information Thursday, tweeting a link to a video blasting the Republican presidential front runner. A link to a file sharing site posted with the video purports to reveal Trump’s social security numbers and addresses, although the video link says that some information has been on the internet since last year. However, a prominent Anonymous account, which has 1.61 million followers, later downplayed the claim.  “Seems to be outdated information; take it with a grain of salt,” it tweeted. Another Twitter account, which describes itself as a voice of the hacking group, also claimed to leak Trump’s information via a file sharing site Thursday, including a cell phone number.  However, the site was described as “not a credible source” by the prominent Anonymous account, which then added that the information was outdated. The Trump campaign issued a statement saying that the authorities have launched an investigation. “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,” it said. The FBI told FoxNews.com that it is aware of the matter at hand and is working jointly with the U.S. Secret Service. “Because this is ongoing, we are restricted from commenting further,” explained a spokesman, via email. Hacking collective Anonymous has already “declared war” on Trump, recently urging hackers to dismantle the GOP hopeful’s presidential campaign.

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