Trump campaign website defaced by scammers

Hackers broke into a website used in Donald Trump ‘s campaign website on Tuesday, the news is worrying because comes a few days before Election Day.

Hackers defaced a website used in Donald Trump’s campaign website, donaldjtrump.com, displaying the following message:

“This site was seized.” “The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded daily by president donald j trump.”

Trump campaign website defaced by scammers

The hack was first reported Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler on Twitter, it took place shortly before 4 PM Pacific time. 

The news is worrying because comes ahead of the incoming Election Day. Hackers likely gained access to the web server back-end and inserted obfuscated JavaScript to display the above message.

The website was quickly restored, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh confirmed that no sensitive data was compromised as result of the attack,

“The Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack,” Murtaugh said.

The attackers don’t appear to be politically motivated, according to the website Techcrunch the site was hacked by scammers with the purpose to collect hard-to-trace cypto-currency Monero.

The scammers claimed to have confidential information on Trump and his relatives, they provided two Monero addresses where transfer funds to receive the alleged information.

The scammers instructed people to send crypto-currency to one address if they wanted the strictly classified information released and to another to keep it secret.

Experts noticed that page was signed with a PGP public key corresponding to an email address at a non-existent domain (planet.gov).



Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Trump election day)

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