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Hackers briefly gained access to US President Donald Trump’s campaign website and posted a cryptocurrency scam campaign. As per reports from Forbes, the attack took place shortly before 4 PM Pacific time.
The hackers most likely seized access to the backend of the website to gain control of the website. After gaining control, they posted a message on the about page beneath an FBI parody image claiming. ‘’this site has been seized’’. The world has had enough of the fake news spread daily by Donald j trump’’.“it is time to allow the world to know the truth.”
The attackers further stated that they had gained access to secure information proving that the US President had been involved in the Corona Virus pandemic’s origins. They also claimed proof that Trump was in collusion with foreign actors to manipulate the 2020 elections.
The hackers asked the website visitors if they wanted to receive proof of evidence for the accusations. In a unique survey, visitors were asked to vote using the privacy coin Monero. Monero is a cryptocurrency that is easy to send but difficult to track transactions performed on its blockchain.
The hackers dropped two addresses- the first one was for visitors that wanted to receive proof of the evidence while the second read ‘’no, do not share the data. The survey was set to run for an undisclosed time, after which the hackers promised to compare the funds and execute the will of the world.
No sensitive information was lost
The US government has revealed that no sensitive information had been lost in the hack. A White House spokesman refuted these assertions.
“Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced, and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack. There was no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site.” He Said
It is still unclear who was behind the attack. However, it is worth noting that they demanded a cryptocurrency as their primary payment method. Cryptocurrency scams have become increasingly popular with hackers using reputable platforms to deceive victims. This hack on the Donald Trump campaign website is reminiscent of the famous Twitter hack earlier in the year.