The site of Donald Trump's campaign was breached on Tuesday afternoon in an apparent cryptocurrency scam, according to The New York Times. "This site has been occupied", stated his false announcement FBI, before claiming without proof that he has acquired access in Trump's private communications that contain evidence of wrongdoing. Next, two cryptocurrency wallet addresses were reported, asking visitors to send money and vote on whether or not these documents should be leaked.
In a post notified to Twitter, Trump campaign's communications director Tim Murtaugh confirmed defacement of the site. He also stressed that they were not exposed sensitively and confidentially data and that the attack is being investigated in collaboration with law enforcement agencies. According to TechCrunch, the original content of the site was restored within minutes.
According to The New York Times, journalist Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler was one of the first to discover the hack and posted on Twitter screenshots proving the defacement.
The announcement, posted on the site in "split" English, said it had evidence that the Trump administration was involved in creating it. COVID-19 and that the president has worked with foreign "actors" to influence the upcoming presidential elections. elections of USA.
It also provided two wallet addresses Monero for visitors, motivating them to send money and vote if hacker they must publish the information they have discovered or not. One wallet bears the indication "Yes, data sharing" and the other "No, do not share data".
The notice refers to a "deadline" after which the amount of money will be compared between the two addresses, without however providing information on how long the deadline is. It also shows a PGP encryption key which, according to TechCrunch, corresponds to an address email of planet.gov, a site that does not exist.
This is not the only cryptocurrency scam aimed at this year's election campaign. In July, Joe's Twitter account Biden was among the victims of a scam bitcoin in which many accounts of high-profile individuals were breached. So far, there are no indications that something else was affected along with the campaign site, while it remains unknown who is behind the defacement.