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Trump’s website allegedly defaced by Iraqi hacker

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A secure web server of Donald Trump’s campaign website has been purportedly hijacked by a hacker from Iraq.

Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, won the Elections last year and held the office last month. Many of his decisions are criticized worldwide such as immigration ban on Muslims from 7 countries including Iraq.

A hacker from Iraq, who identified himself as “Pro_Mast3r”, defaced a server of a website linked to Trump’s presidential fundraising campaign, donaldjtrump.com, on Sunday. The hijacked web page displayed a picture of a man in fedora and a message that read,

“Hacked By Pro_Mast3r ~
Attacker Gov
Nothing Is Impossible
Peace From Iraq”


According to Arstechnica, the server, secure2.donaldjtrump.com, is apparently an actual Trump campaign server because its certificate is legitimate. It further stated that the hosting of this website is provided by US-based internet security company, Cloudflare. When a reference link to an image on another site was clicked, Chrome and Firefox prompted that the connection is not secure, Arstechnica reported.

The source code contains a link to JavaScript on a Google Code account, masterendi, which has been previously associated with the hack of about three websites. The account does not exist anymore.

The server of Trump’s website is now offline. There are no comments from Trump Pence Campaign and Cloudflare yet.

Source: Arstechnica

Written by Maheen Kanwal
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