The official Trump website got hack today and the attackers demanded Monero in order to restore access to the campaign website. In our latest Monero news crypto, we read more about the attack.
For half an hour today, supporters of President Donald Trump were unable to access the Trump website as hackers attacked it and demanded Monero. The visitors of the site were given the option to give the attackers some XMR coins. The hackers used their 30 minutes of fame to post a notice saying “this site was seized” and “the world has had enough of fake-news spread daily by president Donald j trump” with replica seals from the FBI and Department of Justice.
Trump's Campaign website hacked/defaced by someone who is sick of the "fake news spreaded daily" by the president. pic.twitter.com/035neUv7kc
— Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) October 27, 2020
The hackers proclaimed that they gained access to the compromised devices which revealed “strictly classified information proving that the Trump government is involved in the origin of the coronavirus.” Trump apparently had “Criminal involvement and cooperation with foreign actors manipulating the previous 2020 elections.” The hackers asked the visitors of the website whether the data should be shared by sending Monero which is a privacy coin that is mostly used by hackers, with a “yes” or “no” address. The hackers said that “after the deadline, we will compare the funds and execute the will of the world. In Both cases, we will inform you.”
The Trump campaign spokesperson denied that sensitive data was taken from the website which is now fully operational. Crypto scams like this are common as the hack today only proving that. The election is just one week away and the national intelligence agencies are on high alert for potential disinformation on elections from foreign actors.
As reported recently, The reports indicated that President Trump calls for bigger stimulus which is larger than the one suggested by House Speaker Pelosi. The details on the latest developments are scant so analysts think that this will only go to Bitcoin’s advantage. There’s only 21 million Bitcoin that will be mined in theory while there’s an infinite number of fiat dollars. Many think that these discussions for more stimulus are going to boost bitcoin higher. The number one cryptocurrency thrives when fiat money is debased but there’s only 21 million BTC that will ever be mined.
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