Donald Trump's campaign site hacked by cryptocurrency scammers

Screenshot of briefly hacked Trump campaign website

On the eve of the US presidential election, unknown hackers hacked on Tuesday, October 28, campaign site US President Donald Trump.

'After the deadline we will compare the funds and execute the will of the world, ' the post read.

The entire Trump 2020 website appeared to go offline for a several minutes before being restored, according to the news outlet.

Trump 2020 campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh confirmed the hack in a statement and said he is working with police to find the source.

He added, "There was no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site".

The defacement lasted about half an hour and seemed to be related to cryptocurrency, according to The New York Times.

"There is no indication that this attack was in any way state-sponsored, and while it strikes a partisan tone, one can hardly say that this is a very coherent attack against the Trump platform", tech expert Devin Coldewey wrote.

Whoever posted the message, which used Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice logos to parody a notice put on websites seized by the USA government, claimed to have compromised devices belonging to Mr. Trump and his relatives.

The hacking comes less than a week after a Dutch researcher allegedly gained access of Trump's Twitter account after correctly guessing his password, 'maga2020!'.

In a message, it threatened to "discredit" Trump as president and said the attackers would choose to share or keep secret their incriminating data based on which option received more votes in the form of cryptocurrency sent to their accounts, as well as a supposed encryption key to verify their identity. Or at least would be asked to provide additional information, ' Gevers told De Volkskrant.



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