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Anonymous: #OpHillary On The Way - Time to Hold Hillary Clinton Accountable

A media frenzy ensued after members of the Anonymous collective launched, for the second time, #OpTrump. This particular group of anons promised to “dismantle” presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign and “expose what he doesn’t want the public to know.”

The group’s statement read:

 “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.”

Anonymous initially declared war on Trump towards the end of 2015. “At the time the group took down the website of New York’s Trump Tower using a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that overwhelms a site’s servers using bogus traffic,” according to AnonHQ. The group responsible for #OpTrump is the same faction that claimed responsibility for the hack which took down Turkey’s Internet last year.

#OpTrump released a video and put together a list of websites, for those who are so inclined, to target.

Watch the #OpTrump Video

While some are delighted by the launch of #OpTrump, others (including many anons) oppose it and the related operation, #‎OpWhiteRose. For example, computer programmer, security pioneer and Libertarian presidential candidate, John McAfee, has offered free cybersecurity services to Donald Trump, stating: “To this end I am offering, freely and without constraint, my services to his campaign in helping design a cybersecurity platform that will, in the event of his election, help protect America when the cyberwar that lurks on our horizon becomes a reality.”

Following the current launch of #OpTrump, #OpCruz  was initiated, but it hasn’t gained much traction. According to Heavy, “A Twitter account claiming affiliation with international ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous threatened on Monday to reveal information concerning Texas Senator and 2016 Presidential candidate Ted Cruz.” The account accused the Cruz campaign of spreading false reports about rival presidential candidate Ben Carson during the Iowa caucus.

Now the Secret Service is investigating reports that have surfaced claiming members of Anonymous posted Donald Trump’s personal information, including his Social Security number, online. “The U.S. Secret Service is aware of the Internet postings of Candidate Donald Trump’s personal information,” a Secret Service spokesman told TIME. “We are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in this matter.”

But, an Anonymous news Twitter account (@YourAnonNews) denounced the information as “outdated,” saying the information had already been released some time ago. This twitter account also said that the account that released the data was “not a credible source.”

Meanwhile, back in February, another Anonymous new group released a statement regarding Hillary Clinton:

 “It is time Mrs. Clinton be held accountable for her crimes against the United States and humanity.

From destroying evidence to leaving Americans to die in Benghazi, her time is running out.”

A video was also produced and released which documents a Clinton trail of treachery and deceit.

Watch the video

At this time, more appears to be on the way from Anonymous regarding #OpHillary:

Additionally, the hashtage #imnotwithher is being used by various Twitter users who oppose Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.