March 18, 2016

"Hacker collective Anonymous claimed to have leaked Donald Trump's private details on Thursday, but most of the dump was already publicly-available or made so last year."

Tech Insider: "We have attached a gift of sorts," says a computer-generated voice in a new video claiming to be from Anonymous. by Paul Szoldra

'"Trump's social security number, cell phone number, and other details that might be able to assist you all in independently investigating this would-be dictator. These are provided for informational purposes only."

'The video message links out to information hosted at Pastebin, purporting to reveal the Republican presidential candidate's SSN, cell phone number, and addresses. It also has names and numbers of Trump's agent and lawyer.

'But pretty much everything in the document is old or found through simple Google searches. Trump's supposed SSN was actually posted last year by an Anonymous-linked hacker group on Facebook, and the website Gawker previously published his cell phone number, which he then turned into a campaign message.

'When asked about the supposed "doxxing," Hope Hicks, a spokesperson for Trump's campaign, told Tech Insider: "The government and law enforcement authorities are seeking the arrest of the people responsible for attempting to illegally hack Mr. Trump’s accounts and telephone information."'

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