The campaign website for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign was hacked and defaced for some time on Tuesday. However, a spokesman said there was no access to sensitive data.
Tim Murtaugh, campaign communications director, wrote on Twitter: “Tonight, the Trump campaign website has been defaced and we are working with law enforcement to investigate the source of the attack. There was no exposure to sensitive data as none of it is actually stored on the website. The website has been restored. “
According to Tech Crunch, the campaign’s “About” page was taken over by what appeared to be a crytocurrency scam. One message said that “the world has had enough of the fake news that President Donald J. Trump is spreading on a daily basis”. The hacking message was removed within minutes.
It is unclear how the hacker (s) accessed the Trump campaign page.
In July, Twitter was hit by a hack of high profile accounts from the likes of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg. This resulted in the social media platform closing high profile accounts for some time as they investigated the source of the cyber attack. It was also a scam to raise around $ 300,000.