Trump website 'seized', hackers claim to have found evidence of crimes

Elias Hubbard
October 28, 2020

While it featured the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department logos, the announcement was written in broken English and without capitalizations, according to screenshots posted on Tuesday evening. There is no indication, despite the hackers' claims, that "full access to trump and relatives" was achieved or "most internal and secret conversations strictly classified information" were exposed. Eventually, the entire site was taken offline Tuesday evening. according to the Daily Mail.

"We have evidence that completely discredits mr trump as a president, proving his criminal involvement and cooperation with foreign actors manipulating the 2020 elections. the United States citizens have no choice", the message read. The culprits likely gained access to the donaldjtrump.com web server backend and replaced the "About" page with a long stretch of obfuscated javascript producing a parody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation "this site has been seized" message.

The hackers did not provide any information to support their claims, but did provide two accounts for a cryptocurrency and invited users to place in funds in them to decide whether the information would be released. As of 23:30 GMT, it was operational again, with no trace of the scam.

Last Monday, DNI John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Chris Wray accused Iran of sending fake emails posing as "Proud Boys" and threatening Democrats in Alaska and Florida, and said Tehran had accessed some usa voter information.

PJM reached out to the Trump campaign for comment but has not yet received a response. The accusations set off years of witch-hunting for "foreign meddling" in United States politics.

The seals of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice appeared at the top of the page with a declaration that the site had been seized because "the world has had enough of the fake news spreaded daily by president donald j trump". The prank quickly attracted conspiracy theories about - what else - Russian involvement.

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