Fundraiser for Trump-Pence assassination uncovered on Dark Web
The site, which CSO reports went live last week, calls for assistance to fund an assassination attempt against Trump, and features an image of the president-elect in crosshairs. The website is located on the Dark Web, and can be accessed only using the Tor browser, which masks IP addresses.
“As you are all well aware, the consequences of having Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the leaders of the free world is extremely dangerous,” the website reads. “The political, environmental and social consequences will change the United States for the worst.”
Pointing to the “rise of several white supremacist movements like the KKK and the neo-nazis,” the site promoting assassination says “trying to eliminate other Americans of different origins cannot be tolerated.”
“We, as a society have come too far to go back to this,” it adds.
The site’s authors claim they are part of a “well-known organization that has always defended and protected the rights of all people against crooked governments and regimes using different cyber attacks.”
It says it now needs to go further, “as it will require much more than cyber attack to defend ourselves to avoid civil war or another world war.”
“We have several assets in different branches of government, security and even some working in secret services,” it claims. “Unfortunately, the plan we need to implement requires a lot of money to pay for equipment, bribes and also to pay those assets.”
The site asks for anonymous donations from those who “wish to see our plan succeed” and asks those with “expertise, intelligence or contacts you consider relevant,” to get in touch.
The Bitcoin wallet associated with the site has received $88,000 since March, but as the website has only been live for about a week, donations thought to be related to the assassination fundraising only amount to $119, CSO reports.
According to the website's source code, a hacker has claimed they know who is behind the site, reported the International Business Times.
Branding the website's host "a little scammer," the hacker says the person is a Canadian citizen.
"I actually planned to send an email to the United States Secret Service about him, but I can't find an appropriate email address of the USSS," the hacker said.
It’s understood the Secret Service has been informed about the website’s existence.