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US Election 2020: Trump campaign website is ‘seized’ by hackers

BREAKING NEWS: Trump’s campaign website is ‘seized’ by hackers who claim to have evidence that ‘proves his criminal involvement with foreign actors to manipulate the 2020 election’

  • A message reading, ‘this site was seized’ appeared briefly on the homepage of DonaldJTrump.com, before the website was taken offline completely at 7:20pm
  • The hackers behind the stunt claimed to have compromised multiple of the president’s devices, that gave them ‘full access’ to Trump and his relatives
  • ‘We have evidence that completely discredits mr trump as a president, proving his criminal involvement…with foreign actors manipulating the 2020 elections’
  • The hackers then included a link to two cryptocurrency addresses, one for ‘yes, release the data’ and a second for ‘no, don’t release it’ 

Donald Trump’s campaign website was ‘seized’ by hackers Tuesday who claim to have evidence that ‘completely discredits’ him as a president and proves his ‘criminal involvement’ in the manipulation of the 2020 election. 

A message reading, ‘this site was seized’ appeared briefly on the homepage of DonaldJTrump.com, before the website was taken offline completely just after 7:20pm.

The message continued that the world ‘has had enough of fake news spreaded [sic] daily by the president … it is time to allow the world to know the truth.’ 

The hackers behind the stunt claimed to have compromised multiple of the president’s devices, that gave them ‘full access’ to Trump and his relatives, along with access to confidential information. 

‘Strictly classified information is exposed proving that the Trump gov is involved in the origin of the coronavirus,’ the post read.

‘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 homepage of DonaldJTrump.com, before the website was taken offline completely just after 7:20pm.

The hackers behind the stunt claimed to have compromised multiple of the president's devices, that gave them 'full access' to Trump and his relatives, along with access to confidential information

The hackers behind the stunt claimed to have compromised multiple of the president’s devices, that gave them ‘full access’ to Trump and his relatives, along with access to confidential information

The post continued: ‘Today is the day – the whole world can decide if they want to known the truth or not’.  

The hackers then included a link to two cryptocurrency addresses, associated with Monero, a ‘private, secure, and untraceable digital’ asset.

They asked viewers of the page to make a donation to either one of the pages to tell the hackers whether they should either share they data they purport to have on the president, or not share it.  

They said whichever of the addresses raises the most money by the end of an unspecified deadline will determine their next step.

‘After the deadline we will compare the funds and execute the will of the world,’ the post read. ‘in both cases we will inform you.’  

The page was signed with a encryption key corresponding to an email address at a the non-existent domain, ‘planet.gov’.

Trump’s website was back up and running by 7:45pm. The White House has not yet commented on the system breach. 

There is no evidence to suggest that any sensitive data, such as donor information, was accessed, but until the site administrators investigate the event thoroughly it is a remote possibility, TechCrunch reported.

Asking people to irreversibly send cryptocurrency to a mysterious address is a common type of online scam. Much like in this instance, the scams usually rely on brief appearances on highly visible platforms, such as celebrity Twitter accounts.

This is a developing story… 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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