Anonymous hackers declare 'total war' on Donald Trump

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Vigilante hacker group Anonymous declared "total war" on Donald Trump, ratcheting up its offensive against the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.

"This is not a warning, this is a declaration of total war," a computerized voice said in a video posted earlier this month, speaking over a shot of someone wearing a hood and the collective's trademark Guy Fawkes mask.

The video called on anyone with a computer to join them on April 1 to help dismantle his campaign, whether by sharing the video, hacking his websites to shut them down, or exposing secrets to sabotage his brand.

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Anonymous's proclamation builds upon its December video message, which warmed the real estate mogul and reality TV star to "think twice" after proposing a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Soon after, the website for his New York Trump Tower reportedly went offline.

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Protesters disrupta rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Arvest Bank Theater in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump describes how he was ready to punch a person who rushed the stage during an election rally earlier in the day, as he speaks to a crowd in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: Protestors interrupt as republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on Saturday March 12, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: People cheer as republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks out to speak during a campaign event at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on Saturday March 12, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump watches as an anti-Trump demonstrator holds up a sign reading: Who Would Jesus Deport, at a Trump election rally in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Demonstrators wave signs as they interrupt an election rally of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Demonstrators disrupt an election rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on Saturday March 12, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: Protestors interrupt as republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on Saturday March 12, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: A protestor is removed as republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on Saturday March 12, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on Saturday March 12, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
A protester yells at police outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Arvest Bank Theater in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Christopher Smith/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
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Earlier this month, tech executives from traditionally liberal Silicon Valley discussed the dangers of Trump's candidacy with GOP leaders at a closed-door economic summit on a private island, while Brandon Stanton of the popular photo blog Humans of New York posted an open letter decrying the candidate as hateful this week.

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The latest video from Anonymous showed a montage of Trump statements about Mexican rapists, his attacks against Fox News host Megyn Kelly and clips of him mocking a reporter with a physical disability, followed by the voiceover addressing Trump directly: "Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time, and what we see is deeply disturbing."

"You say what your current audience wants to hear, but in reality you don't stand for anything except for your personal greed and power. This is a call to arms," the narrator said.

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