Release of a social security number and personal cell phone number highlight group’s escalating campaign against GOP frontrunner
The loose network of hackers known as Anonymous recently declared all-out war on Donald Trump, and today it has released what it claims is Trump’s personal information.
The release of the info was announced in a YouTube video (above) in which a sternly anti-Trump statement is given by a crudely animated figure in a Guy Fawkes mask and spoken by a text-to-speech vocalizer. An orchestral version of the theme from the film “Requiem for a Dream” plays in the background. The statement makes numerous comparisons between Trump and Nazi Germany, asserting that “Donald Trump is an enemy of the Constitution and the natural rights it enshrines.”
The small data dump can be found through pastebin and ghostbin links that were included in the video’s description. It lists a social security number and a personal cell phone number, which are unverified. When TheWrap attempted to call the number, it led to an unpersonalized voicemail box that was full and could not receive new messages.
The dump also includes more commonly accessible information on the Trump Organization, including the identities of his agent and his lawyer, as well as the names of family members.
The possible doxxing of Trump is the beginning of what the video calls #OpWhiteRose. The White Rose Society was a nonviolent resistance group in Nazi Germany that was known for its anti-Nazi leaflets and graffiti during World War II.
The reference is both intentional and pointed, judging by the following statement made in the video:
“Many of you have said to yourself that if you were alive in Nazi Germany, then you would have done something, you would have resisted like the White Rose Society resisted. Now is the time to prove that. The White Rose Society has risen again in the United States. They are at anti-Trump protests and rallies in support of their Muslim and Latino neighbors. You will recognize them by their wearing of a single white rose and the use of the hashtag #WhiteRoseRevolt on protest signs.”