US President Donald Trump’s campaign website appeared to have been hacked on Tuesday night local time.
There was a statement on the donaldjtrump website that “this website has been blocked (occupied)”, stating that the US President “has fed up the world with the false news spread every day” and “it’s time to let the world know the truth”.
On October 27, local time, the US President Donald Trump’s campaign website displayed a statement that “this website has been blocked” and stated that “the world has had enough of the fake news that President Donald Trump spreads every day.” Subsequently, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murphy said that the Trump campaign website was hacked and it has now resumed normal operations.
During the hacking period, people entering the Trump campaign website (donaldjtrump.com) will pop up a “blocked” page with the FBI and the Department of Justice logos, saying that “Today the whole world can decide them Do you want to know the truth? The world has had enough of the fake news that President Trump spreads every day.”
The webpage that popped up on the Donald Trump presidential campaign website when he was hacked. / Screenshot of Trump campaign website
At the same time, this statement also included links to two cryptocurrency accounts, claiming that if people want to learn about Trump’s secrets, they can transfer money to that account.
According to the US political news website politico, after being hacked, the Trump campaign website was closed for a few minutes and then resumed normal operation. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murphy said in a statement, “Earlier tonight, the Trump campaign website was hacked, but no sensitive data was leaked because the campaign website did not actually store any Sensitive data. We are currently working with law enforcement agencies to investigate the source of the attack.”
After the hacking incident, Chris Krebs, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, tweeted, “As I said, hacking is just a kind of noise. Let’s not be attracted by these grandstanding and confused people. Confused by their behavior, they are distracting us and trying to undermine your confidence in the voting process.”
U.S. President Trump participates in a campaign rally. Source: Associated Press
The statement stated that hackers had “hacked” into several devices and were able to “completely contact Trump and his relatives” to obtain confidential information, and claimed that the Trump administration was related to the “source of the new crown virus”. According to the information, the attacker “has evidence that can completely deprive Trump of his reputation as president, prove that he was involved in crimes and cooperated with foreign forces that manipulated the 2020 election.”
Trump campaign website suspected of being hacked
The statement also read, “Today the whole world can decide whether they want to know the truth.” A link to two cryptocurrency wallets is attached to allow people who visit the page to donate and “vote” whether to publish this information or hide it. these messages.
Screenshot of Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murphy’s tweet
The website page went offline soon afterwards and resumed normal operation soon after. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said, “Earlier tonight, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement to investigate the source of the attack. No one has contacted Any sensitive data, because none of this data is actually stored on the website. The website has been restored.”
In July of this year, hackers successfully hacked into multiple Twitter accounts, including those of Trump’s rival Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama, with the purpose of defrauding cryptocurrencies. Trump’s account was not affected at the time. A teenager in Florida was accused of being the mastermind of this fraud.