Days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, hackers were called to action by the infamous hacking group Anonymous.
Anonymous warned President Donald Trump that he will regret becoming the next President of the United States, NBC news reports. The group took to Twitter tweeting to their 173,000 followers calling for hackers to expose damaging information about the 45th President of the United States.
“This isn’t the 80’s any longer, information doesn’t vanish, it is all out there. You are going to regret the next 4 years. @realDonaldTrump,” reads a tweet from @YourAnonCentral, which is a Twitter account that shares information from the hacking organization.
The tweet now has over two thousand retweets and four thousands likes. But, not everyone was too impressed with Anonymous’s new campaign. Twitter user @doctorcherokee responded by saying “I didn’t realize Anonymous became a leftist organization overnight.”
Donald Trump has not responded to the tweet. But, it is important to point out that group has a long history calling for damaging information regarding Donald Trump. Last March, Anonymous posted a video on YouTube calling for hackers to shut down his websites and expose the businessman turned politician.
“We need you to 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,” the hacking group explained in their video.
Anonymous is unlike any other hacking group as they are a loosely associated group of “hactivists”. The group first started 14 years ago on the messaging board 4chan and are now associated with the Guy Fawkes masks from the movie V for Vendetta. Anonymous made headlines for targeting the Church of Scientology, publicly supporting WikiLeaks and being a proponent the Occupy Wall Street movement. By 2012, Time named Anonymous one of the “100 most influential people” in the world.