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Last night, our President’s campaign website was the target of hackers. These scammers claimed to have discrediting information about Donald Trump and his family.
Then, they asked people to donate online currency to either reveal or not reveal the “data”!
They accused our Commander-in-Chief of being behind the coronavirus, manipulating the elections, and using actors.
And these hackers accused Trump of spreading fake news? Take a look in the mirror.
For about 30 minutes, the website was changed to this page:
Good thing our president's expert security was on top of it!
The website was restored within minutes.
Fox Newshad more details on the incident, take a look:
President Trump’s campaign website was briefly hacked Tuesday, according to reports.
Trump 2020 spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said in a statement the campaign is “working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack.”
He added, “There was no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site. The website has been restored.”
The hackers claimed baselessly and without evidence that they had compromised “devices” from Trump and his family that gave them “full access” to classified information that proved the administration was involved in the “origin of the coronavirus,” according to a screenshot.
The hack was first flagged by reporter Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler of The Jewish News of Northern California.
The hackers also claimed they could “discredit” the president, adding, “The world has had enough of the fake-news spread daily by president donald j trump."
The defacement lasted about half an hour and seemed to be related to cryptocurrency, according to The New York Times.
Website visitors were asked to donate Monero, a hard-to-trace cryptocurrency, after clicking either “Yes, share the data,” or “No, Do not share the data,” the newspaper reported.
The government is investigating the incident.
Trump's communications director, Tim Murtaugh, tweeted this message shortly after the incident:
Let's hope that the criminals behind this vandalism are brought to justice, and fast.