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7:54 pm, October 28th, 2020 - 8 comments
Categories: Donald Trump, International - Tags: Hacking
Had to laugh, albeit with a resigned anger, when I saw this in my emails today
This afternoon, the official Trump campaign website was hacked and defaced. We have examined the site configuration and possible intrusion vectors, and our team has published what we know about this compromise, and lessons learned.
The link above the image gives a reasonable amount of technical analysis about what possibly went on – with some barbs about the CMS / security systems used (not Wordfence).
There is always a potential for this on every site. But it does seem like Trump’s team are somewhat security lax.
Heh. Not Russians?
Oh, the irony if it has been hacked by the Ruskies
The irony of suggesting that Trump was '…involved in the origin of corona virus." was a nasty touch.
Dumbo hardly impresses as having much ability past using his mouth to praise himself…
we all miss the Syrian Electronic Army 😢
Anne, good point; looking closely at the text, there are several giveaways as to the origin of the writer not being an English as first language user-misspellings, grammatical oddities and strange usage.
First thing I look for if I doubt an email's veracity.
Also I spent most of today proof-reading a 24 page document, so the bar is high!
Sorry mac1, I inadvertently deleted the comment.
I noted that the line immediately below the heading "this site was seized" contained the word "spreaded". It should read "spread". This suggests the hacker's first language is not English.
TechCrunch: Trump’s campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers
NYT: Trump Campaign Website Is Defaced by Hackers
BusinessInsider: Trump's official campaign website briefly offline after hackers take control and claim they had 'full access to Trump and relatives'
Short-lived – not particularly political.
Looks like the usual low-life's trying to generate money.
I did like this from ArsTechnica last week.
Hacker says he correctly guessed Trump’s Twitter password—it was “maga2020!”