US presidential campaign website hacked

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US President Donald Trump takes part in a debate on the final presidential campaign on October 22, 2020 at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. (Returns / Jonathan Ernst)

“This site has been confiscated,” said a message that appeared on Donald Trump.com, which usually details rallies and fundraising appeals.

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  • Last updated: October 28, 2020, 8:13 p.m.
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Hackers briefly hacked Donald Trump’s campaign website on Tuesday, a week before Election Day, officials and reports said. “This site was confiscated,” said a message that appeared on DonaldTrump.com, which typically details rallies and fundraising appeals.

“The world has a lot to offer President Donald Trump on a daily basis,” US media reported.

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtoff said the site was quickly fixed and no sensitive figures were compromised. “The Trump campaign website was down and we are working with law enforcement to investigate the source of the attack,” Murtov said.

Technology website TechCrunch said the hack appeared to be a scam aimed at collecting hard-to-trace Sipto-currency Monroe.

In their message, the hackers claimed to have classified information about Trump and his relatives. He instructed people to send cryptocurrency to one address if they wanted to disclose the information and to keep it confidential.

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