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Trump tower website offline after Anonymous' warning

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 01:00

Days after the activist hacker group Anonymous condemns Donald Trump's Muslim comments in a YouTube video, the website for Trump Towers in Manhattan goes offline. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Trump Towers' website -- the online home of one of Donald Trump's glitzy skyscrapers in Manhattan -- went offline for around an hour on Friday... and the activist hacker group Anonymous is claiming responsibility. Anonymous left this message on Twitter, saying the site was taken down as a statement against racism and hatred. Earlier this week, the group posted a video on YouTube warning Donald Trump and condemning his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANONYMOUS, SAYING: "This policy is going to have a huge impact. This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel (inaudible) the more ISIS feel they can recruit them...." This international network of so-called "hacktivists" is famous for launching cyber attacks on groups like Islamic State, following the deadly attacks in Paris. And now, they've taken aim at Donald Trump -- who has risen to the top of Republican presidential polls.

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Trump tower website offline after Anonymous' warning

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 01:00