Trump Info 'Leaked' by Nameless Has Been On-line for a Whereas
Self-recognized members of the loosely organized hacktivist group Nameless posted what they claimed to be cellphone and Social Safety numbers for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday — however the info seems to have been floating round on-line for some time.
A video claiming to be from Nameless led to a submit on the web site Ghostbin, the place unidentified individuals posted a Social Safety quantity for Trump that seems to have been floating round on-line since a minimum of 2013. It was unclear whether or not the quantity was truly Trump’s.
The submit additionally listed a cellphone quantity for Trump — which the Republican entrance-runner himself tweeted out in August 2015, in the future after Gawker revealed the quantity.
That web site had posted Trump’s quantity after the businessman himself gave out then-rival GOP presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham’s quantity in July of final yr.
Thanks @gawker! Name me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and take heed to my marketing campaign message.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August four, 2015
A name to the quantity on Thursday night led to a voicemail message saying the quantity was not obtainable.
Different info within the submit alleging to be from Nameless included such publicly obtainable info because the names of Trump’s youngsters and the handle of Trump Tower. It’s a widespread tactic amongst on-line pranksters to publish info that’s already out there on the Web and act as if it’s new.
"The federal government and regulation enforcement authorities are looking for the arrest of the individuals liable for trying to illegally hack Mr. Trump’s accounts and phone info," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks stated on Thursday in response to the alleged hack of the candidate’s info.