Trump’s Election Campaign Website was Hacked

Hi all,

We bring to you news of a website hack of a notoriously famous Presidential candidate.

The hacker group which earlier claimed to launch a cyber attack on BBC has taken down the official Election Campaign website of American Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

New World Hacktivists (NWH) is the handle used by this hacker group which is associated with the hacker collective Anonymous but operates independently. NWH carried out a layer 7 DDoS attack on the official website of Donald Trump forcing it to stay offline for half an hour.

CloudFlare DDoS service is protecting Trump’s site and was displaying the site’s archive version. The following was displayed to the visitors

“WE’RE EXPERIENCING AN UNUSUALLY HIGH VOLUME OF TRAFFIC AT THE MOMENT. WE’RE HONORED THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT TO HELP #MAKEAMERICAGREATAGAIN!”

NHW Tweeted about the donaldjtrump.com attack with statistics and then diverted its attack on BBC’s official website. But the attack is not over, they announced to target Trump’s site later again.

HackRead group has mentioned that they stand against ISIS, terrorism and racism during an exclusive conversation. When asked about the reason for targeting Trump’s site, one of the group’s representatives said; “CBS has also acknowledged the cyber attack. NWH earlier today claimed responsibility of the massive cyber attack on BBC’s servers on the new year’s eve. The DDoS attack also affected iPlayer Radio app and iPlayer catch-up service. ”

Donald Trump’s website has been taken down before as well. Donald Trump’s official website was defaced a couple of months ago with a tribute message for Jon Stewart. In December 2015, Anonymous took down Trump’s hotel site against his anti-Muslim speech.

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The site was restored and was working afterwards.

Let us know what you think about this attack.


Source: Akati

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