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Trump campaign website has been hacked in ‘cryptocurrency scam’

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The official website of US President Donald Trump has been hacked by an apparent cryptocurrency scam.

His re-election campaign team is investigating the security breach.

“The world has had enough of the fake news spreaded [sic] daily” by the US president, a message on www.donaldjtrump.com briefly displayed.

The campaign team said there was “no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site”. The website has now been restored.

Screenshots circulating online show the website briefly displayed a fake message, accompanied by the FBI and the US Department of Justice badges.

The hackers also claimed to have proof that the US administration “is involved in the origin of the coronavirus” and interfering in the presidential election, which takes place on 3 November.

The attack only lasted 30 minutes before the hackers were kicked out, so it’s unlikely they would have gained much other than a target on their backs if they were silly enough to leave a trail.

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