Ghost Squad Hackers hit Trump sites with DDoS attacks
Anonymous said it's made additional efforts in its declared “Total War” on presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Ghost Squad Hackers, an offshoot of the hacktivist group Anonymous, claim to have taken down two websites belonging to Donald Trump, according to Hackagon.
In a video posted on YouTube, the collective claims it flooded two Trump sites – Trump.com and trumphotelcollection.com – with DDoS attacks. The sites, hosted by CloudFlare, are currently operating.
In a call for volunteers to aid in its hacking efforts, Anonymous has declared “Total War” on the presidential hopeful and made clear its intention to interfere with the candidate's online presence and damage his brand.
In early March, Ghost Squad Hackers defaced sites at the University of Michigan and Georgia College with anti-Trump messages. In another campaign in January, the group shut down a number of government websites in Ethiopia, accusing officials there of killing 100 student protestors.