On the evening of October 27, the website of the election headquarters of US President Donald Trump was hacked as a result of a hacker attack.
As HQ spokesman Tim Merrow wrote on Twitter, the hackers were unable to access the confidential information because similar information is not stored on the site. Trump’s team is working with law enforcement to determine the source of the cyber-attack. By this time the site was working on being restored.
According to the New York Times, the headquarters site was down for 30 minutes. The hackers’ statement was published on the main page of the site. According to the statement, the world is tired of false information and “it was time for the world to understand the truth.” According to the hackers, they obtained secret information on the basis of which they accused Donald Trump of being involved in the spread of the coronavirus. The statement also said that Trump was collaborating with foreign actors to win the 2016 presidential election.
The hackers also released two e-wallets of cryptocurrency, Monero. One for those who want to make “secret information” public, and the other for those who want to keep information secret. According to the hackers, at some point they will compare the amount of money transferred to the wallets and decide how to act accordingly.
The US presidential election will be held on November 3. Donald Trump is facing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, hackers hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee and the e-mail of Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. The hacker group, which is affiliated with the Russian State Intelligence Service (GRU), was accused of the cyber-attack.