Trump’s website is HACKED: Turkish cyber criminal defaces homepage with video of President Erdogan and a message saying ‘do not be like those who forgot Allah’
- RootAyyildiz took credit for hacking donaldjtrump.com on Monday morning
- Visitors saw the message: ‘Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They really went astray’
- It was posted alongside an image of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
- The website returned to normal later on Monday with a photo of Trump and a link to give him donations
- RootAyyildiz also took credit for defacing Biden’s campaign website in November 2020, just after the election results had been announced
Turkish cybercriminals appeared to hack Donald Trump‘s website on Monday and published a video of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a quote about Allah on the homepage.
Visitors clicking onto the site were greeted with a message from the apparent hacker saying: ‘Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They really went astray.’
RootAyyildiz has taken credit for hacking donaldjtrump.com and publishing the Islamist message.
The page, run by Trump’s Save America PAC was back to normal later Monday with a photo of the former president outside the White House and a link to give donations.
Turkish cybercriminals appeared to hack Donald Trump’s website on Monday and published a photo of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an excerpt from a speech on the homepage. Visitors clicking onto the site were greeted with a message from the apparent hacker saying: ‘Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They really went astray.’
While banned on most social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram, Trump has been using his Save America PAC platform to send statements.
On Monday he released a response to the lawsuit brought against him by Mexican protesters who claim they were attacked outside Trump Tower during a march in 2015.
He wrote: ‘The Klu Klux Klan dressed protester case should have never been brought as the plaintiffs have no one to blame but themselves. Rather than protest peacefully, the plaintiffs intentionally sought to rile up a crowd by blocking the entrance to Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, in the middle of the day, wearing Klu Klux Klan robes and hoods.
‘When security tried to deescalate the situation, they were unfortunately met with taunts and violence from the plaintiffs themselves. Seeing this for what it is, prior to my deposition today, the Court dismissed almost all of the plaintiffs’ claims—except for a baseless claim for injuries they never suffered, and the temporary loss of a worthless cardboard sign which was soon thereafter returned to them.
The page, run by Trump’s Save America PAC was back to normal later Monday with a photo of the former president outside the White House and a link to give donations
‘After years of litigation, I was pleased to have had the opportunity to tell my side of this ridiculous story—Just one more example of baseless harassment of your favorite President.’
RootAyyildiz is also believed to have been behind a hack on Joe Biden’s campaign website last November, just after he was declared winner of the 2020 election.
A U.S. intelligence report released in March 2021 called it one of the ‘handful of unsuccessful hacktivist attempts to influence or interfere in the 2020 US elections.
Politicians and public figures are increasingly becoming targets of hacking campaigns.
Twitter was hit with a large-scale hack attack in 2020 when accounts belonging to Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Elon Musk were compromised.
In December 2020, Dutch authorities claimed Trump’s Twitter account had been hacked by resident Victor Gevers, who guessed his password: MAGA2020!
Prosecutors decided against punishing Grieves because he was acting ‘ethically’ and the White House and Twitter both said there was no evidence of the breach.