Wednesday October 28, 2020
US President Trump’s election campaign is under attack by hackers. The website is briefly “confiscated.” What is behind the attack is unclear. It may be attempted fraud. Sensitive data should not have been in danger.
US President Donald Trump’s election campaign website was briefly hacked. On Tuesday evening, when the “Events” category was clicked, the statement appeared: “This page has been confiscated. The world has had enough of the fake news that President Donald J. Trump spreads every day.”
This was followed by unsubstantiated allegations against the American government and against Trump himself. At the top of the page were the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice logos. The alleged hackers demanded the deposit of cryptocurrency for compromising information about Trump, which also made the incident look like an attempted fraud.
After a few minutes, the statements and accusations disappeared and the site was back to normal. The background initially remained unclear. The campaign team confirmed the hack. It was working with law enforcement agencies to find the perpetrators, a statement said. Sensitive data was not in danger.