Donald Trump’s campaign website was briefly hacked on Tuesday afternoon. The hack appeared to be a cryptocurrency scam intended to collect Monero, a privacy coin often used by hackers.
October 28, 2020 | AtoZ Markets – The website of the campaign headquarters of the current US President Donald Trump was hacked. The hackers said they got access to classified information and demanded a ransom in cryptocurrency.
Trump's Campaign website hacked/defaced by someone who is sick of the "fake news spreaded daily" by the president. pic.twitter.com/035neUv7kc— Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) October 27, 2020
Trump campaign site “defaced” in apparent hack
The attackers said they had gained access to information allegedly proving the involvement of Trump and his administration in the emergence of the coronavirus. Trump himself was accused by hackers of conspiring with foreign individuals to manipulate the 2020 US presidential election.
After the notification, the hackers provided two cryptocurrency wallet addresses. One is for those who want information to be made public, the other is for those who would prefer not to be made public.
The cybercriminals promised to decide how to deal with the allegedly obtained data depending on the amount of funds received for each of the wallets.
Trump headquarters spokesman Tim Murtaugh later said the site was back online.
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. The website has been restored.— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 28, 2020
We will remind, on October 19, during an election speech in Arizona, Trump said:
“Nobody hacks anyone. To be hacked, you need someone with an IQ of 197, and they also need to know about 15% of your password. “
After that, Victor Gevers, an analyst of information security problems from the Netherlands, hacked the Twitter account of the US president.
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