Trump’s website is HACKED: Turkish cybercriminal damages homepage with video of President Erdogan and message that reads ‘don’t be like those who forget Allah’
- RootAyyildiz got 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 are really lost’
- It was placed next to 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 was also credited with violating Biden’s campaign website in November 2020, just after the election results were announced.
Turkish cybercriminals appeared to hack into Donald Trump’s website on Monday, posting a video of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a quote about Allah on the homepage.
Visitors who clicked on the site were greeted with a message from the apparent hacker who said, ‘Don’t be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They’re really lost.’
RootAyyildiz has taken credit for hacking into donaldjtrump.com and publishing the Islamic message.
The page, operated 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 make donations.
Turkish cybercriminals appeared to hack into Donald Trump’s website on Monday, posting a photo of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an excerpt from a speech on the homepage. Visitors who clicked on the site were greeted with a message from the apparent hacker who said, ‘Don’t be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. They’re really lost.’
Although he has been banned from most social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, Trump has used his Save America PAC platform to send statements.
On Monday, he released a response to the lawsuit brought against him by Mexican protesters who allege they were attacked outside Trump Tower during a march in 2015.
He wrote: “The protester case dressed by the Klu Klux Klan should never have been brought as the plaintiffs cannot blame anyone but themselves. Rather than protest peacefully, prosecutors deliberately tried to stir 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.
“Unfortunately, when security tried to de-escalate the situation, they were met with taunts and violence from the plaintiffs themselves. Seeing this for what it is, prior to my affidavit today, the Court dismissed nearly all of the plaintiffs’ claims – except for an unfounded claim for injuries they never sustained, and the temporary loss of a worthless cardboard sign that shortly afterwards it was returned to them.
The page, operated 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 make donations
“After years of litigation, I was delighted to have the opportunity to tell my side of this ridiculous story—another example of unwarranted harassment of your favorite president.”
RootAyyildiz is also said to be behind a hack on Joe Biden’s campaign website last November, just after he was declared the winner of the 2020 election.
A US intelligence report released in March 2021 called it one of a “handful of failed hacktivist attempts to influence or interfere with the 2020 US election.”
Politicians and public figures are increasingly targeted by hacking campaigns.
Twitter was hit by a massive hacking attack in 2020 when accounts of Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Elon Musk were hacked.
In December 2020, Dutch authorities claimed that Trump’s Twitter account had been hacked by resident Victor Gevers, who guessed his password: MAGA2020!
Prosecutors decided not to punish Grieves for acting “ethically,” and the White House and Twitter both said there was no evidence of the violation.