US election: Hackers seize Donald Trump's campaign website

US election: Hackers seize Donald Trump's campaign website

- Cryptocurrency scammers hacked Trump's campaign website and claimed to have access to top secrets about the US president

- According to the suspects, they claimed to have information linking Trump to a number of key events in America

- The hackers also asked people to send money to two different accounts; those who wanted the information spilled and those who did not want

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US President Donald Trump's campaign website was on Tuesday, October 27, infiltrated by hackers who claimed they had acquired sensitive information about him and his relatives.

The hackers, who for about thirty minutes, managed to run a message stating that "the world had had enough of fake news spread by Trump", also said they had evidence linking the head of state to the origin of coronavirus.

For the world to know about the information, they shared a cryptocurrency account where they directed people to send funds.

They also shared another address where those who were against sharing of Trump's "most internal and secret conversations" could send their funds to.

Hackers seize Donald Trump's campaign website, threaten to spill secrets about US president
President Donald Trump is running for reelection. Photo: Donald Trump.
Source: Facebook

The message from the cryptocurrency scammers who claimed Trump had interfered with the polls and was involved in criminal dealings read:

"After the deadline, we will compare the funds then execute the will of the people. In both cases, we will inform you. You can identify our key."

Above the message, the scammers used the logo of the FBI and US Department of Justice.

Though the website was later restored, Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump 2020 dismissed claims hackers accessed sensitive information.

However, Murtaugh, disclosed that an investigation had already begun to apprehend the hackers.

Meanwhile, reported that the president of the United States said his legal team will head to court immediately after the US presidential election to challenge the counting of late ballots.

Trump made the statement on Sunday, November 1, when speaking to reporters in Charlotte ahead of a rally in Hickory, North Carolina.

The US president raised doubts over mail and absentee votes and questioned why the counting of late-arriving ballots should be allowed after election day.

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