Trump official campaign website shut down after appearing to be hacked

  • Trump’s official campaign website was taken offline briefly on Tuesday after hackers appeared to have accessed it.
  • The apparent hackers posted a message claiming “multiple devices were compromised that gave full access to trump and relatives.”
  • They told visitors they might release damaging information on Trump while trying to convince people to send them cryptocurrency, in a potential scam.
  • Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The official campaign website for President Donald Trump was taken offline briefly on Tuesday evening after hackers appeared to take control of it.

“The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded daily by president donald j trump,” the apparent hackers said in a message posted on the site. “It is time to allow the world to know truth.”

The apparent hackers claimed that “multiple devices were compromised that gave full access to trump and relatives,” purportedly giving them access to “classified information” showing that the Trump administration was involved in the “origin of the corona virus” and that the president had colluded with foreign actors to manipulate the 2020 elections.

There is no evidence that the apparent hackers have accessed such information.

They also included addresses for two cryptocurrency wallets as part of a possible scam, urging visitors to the site to “vote” for whether the alleged damaging information should or shouldn’t be released by sending money to one of the two wallets.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Apparent hackers posted this message to Trump’s campaign website.

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