Just one week before the US election, President Donald Trump’s website was briefly defaced by crypto-conspirators.
One of US President Donald Trump’s campaign websites was briefly defaced yesterday, according to an article on TechCrunch on 28 October.
Hackers were able to alter the donaldjtrump.com website, replacing the usual campaign rhetoric and solicitation of donations with the well-known FBI message „This page has been seized“.
The unknown attackers claimed to have received „top secret information“ and asked people to vote on whether to release the data. For a „no“ vote, people were asked to transfer funds to two Monero wallets.
This data is said to contain evidence discrediting Trump Bitcoin Superstar as President and linking his government to „the origin of the coronavirus“. There is no evidence that the persons involved are actually in possession of such information.
The website did not contain sensitive data, according to Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s campaign communications director. He confirmed the attack in a tweet.
Trump recently claimed that „nobody is being hacked“. Just days later, his Twitter account was hacked by a Dutch researcher who claimed he guessed the password on his fifth attempt and that it was „maga2020“.
The crypto world is watching the race for the US presidential election with interest. The question is how the results could possibly affect the Bitcoin course and other tokens.