The Ghost Squad hackers recently conducted a powerful Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) on the Donald Trump Hotel Collection website forcing it to go offline and display the Cloud Flare’s version for the home page. Till yesterday whoever tries to access the website where confirmed with a message saying that the site is offline, but now the services has been restored and the website works normally.
— Ghost Offline (@BannedOffline) May 20, 2016
BannedOffline, one of the attackers from Ghost Squad announced to that the groups reason was to target Trump’s hate mongering and the use of Cloud Flare protection which has been pointed out for protecting websites spreading hate and terrorism.
As the site uses CloudFlare’s Always Online™ technology you can continue to surf a snapshot of the site and as soon as the site comes back, you will automatically be served the live version.
The statement given by the Ghost Squad to the HackRead reporters in an exclusive interview :
“We Chose To DDoS His Hotel Collection Website Because Of A Statement He Said In His Speech “I will build a great, great wall, on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall”. Also, on TV today, he apologized acting like he did not mean anything he said about Muslims or Mexicans. Words do not go away when you say something mean you obviously mean it then regret it sooner or later. Also, we have noticed CloudFlare has their mind on protecting websites that contain explicit material such as animal p*rn and isis supporting sites. This Is Only The Beginning Though As We Have Future Plans For Hillary Clinton And His Main Website”.