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[Slashdot] - Trump's Campaign Website Hacked By Cryptocurrency Scammers

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President Trump's campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the "About" page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to collect cryptocurrency. TechCrunch reports: There is no indication, despite the hackers' claims, that "full access to trump and relatives" was achieved or "most internal and secret conversations strictly classified information" were exposed. The hack seemingly took place shortly after 4 PM Pacific time. The culprits likely gained access to the donaldjtrump.com web server backend and replaced the "About" page with a long stretch of obfuscated javascript producing a parody of the FBI "this site has been seized" message. "the world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded daily by president donald j trump," the new site read. "it is time to allow the world to know truth." Claiming to have inside information on the "origin of the corona virus" and other information discrediting Trump, the hackers provided two Monero addresses. Monero is a cryptocurrency that's easy to send but quite difficult to track. For this reason it has become associated with unsavory operations such as this hack. One address was for people that wanted the "strictly classified information" released, the other for those who would prefer to keep it secret. After an unspecified deadline the totals of cryptocurrency would be compared and the higher total would determine what was done with the data. "The website was reverted to its original content within a few minutes of the hack taking place," the report adds. "There is no evidence to suggest that any sensitive data, such as donator information, was accessed, but until the site administrators investigate the event thoroughly it is a remote possibility."

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