Donald Trump's Campaign Website Hacked With Promise To Tell World The 'Truth'
A message was placed on the website by the alleged hackers, claiming they had evidence that 'completely discredits' Trump as a president.
They also said they can prove his 'criminal involvement' in manipulating the upcoming 2020 election. It also blamed the Trump government for the origin of Covid-19.
The 'about' page of the website was replaced by a message, which said: "the world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) daily by president donald j trump."
The website first had difficulties at 7.20pm ET but was back up and running as usual by 7.45pm ET.
The post read: "Strictly classified information is exposed proving that the Trump gov is involved in the origin of the coronavirus.
"We have evidence that completely discredits Mr Trump as a president, proving his criminal involvement and cooperation with foreign actors manipulating the 2020 elections. the US citizens have no choice."
A message reading, 'this site was seized' appeared briefly on the 'About' and 'Events' pages of DonaldJTrump.com, before the website was taken offline completely.
However, it's widely believed to be a poorly executed attempt to scam for crypto-currency.
There was a link to two cryptocurrency wallets with Monero - a 'private, secure, and untraceable digital' cryptocurrency.
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Viewers of the page were asked to make a donation to one of the pages as a way to 'vote' as to whether the alleged data should be shared by the hackers.
It went on to say that whichever one of the links has the most money by the end of the day would determine would would happen next.
The post read: "After the deadline we will compare the funds and execute the will of the world.
"In both cases we will inform you."
The page then had an encryption key with an email address at the non-existent domain name, 'planet.gov'.
Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said that there was no danger of a data breach.
In a statement, he said: "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 date because none of it is actually stored on the site. The website has been restored."
According to Tech Crunch, the Moreno cryptocurrency is easy to send but hard to track.
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Topics: US News
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