Weekend Reads Donald Trump’s campaign site victim of defacement

17:10  28 october  2020
17:10  28 october  2020 Source:   01net.com

Insults, attacks: the campaign of Trump and Biden in the key States is stretched further

 Insults, attacks: the campaign of Trump and Biden in the key States is stretched further © MANDEL NGAN Donald Trump during a meeting in Janesville (Wisconsin) on October 17, 2020 Donald Trump in Nevada, his opponent Democrat Joe Biden in North Carolina: the two US presidential candidates travel to key election states on Sunday before a crucial campaign week, marked by renewed aggressiveness. As in 2016, Donald Trump is carrying out a frantic field campaign with several trips per day.

Hackers tricked internet users into sending moneros in exchange for a supposedly sensational revelation about the coronavirus.

Le site de campagne de Donald Trump victime d’un défacement © 01net.com Donald Trump’s campaign site defaced

Hackers managed to modify Donald Trump’s campaign website for about 30 minutes. Certain pages of the donaldjtrump.com site then displayed the emblems of the FBI and the Department of Justice, suggesting a seizure by the police. “The world is fed up with the fake news being broadcast daily by President Donald J Trump. It is time for the world to know the truth ”, could one read in a text just below.

Indeed, the hackers explained to have succeeded in stealing secret information on "multiple equipment" of Trump and his relatives, revealing the involvement of the American government in the origin of the coronavirus. Internet users were then invited to vote for or against publication of this secret information ... by sending moneros to a virtual wallet address. A spokesperson for the president later clarified that no data was stolen. The perpetrators and the modus operandi of the attack are, at this time, unknown.

Source : New York Times

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