Trump Website Briefly Defaced, Promoted Crypto Scam

(Bloomberg) — One of Donald Trump’s campaign websites, donaldjtrump.com, was briefly made to look like it had been seized by law enforcement Tuesday, an effort that appeared to be part of a cryptocurrency scam.



a close up of Donald Trump with a beard looking at the camera: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.


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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

The takeover, termed a defacement by cybersecurity experts, lasted for less than an hour. During that time, the web page was made to look like it had been take over by the government and included images of Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department seals. It also included a message urging people to send digital currency to an account, a technique used by criminals.

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It is unknown who caused the defacement, or if the Trump website was hacked. A website defacement doesn’t

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