Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign criminally conspired with international hackers to try to alter the outcome of the 2016 election by targeting the DNC, so they’re certainly familiar with the concept. But now the tables have been turned, as someone has just successfully hacked Donald Trump’s campaign website.
Although it’s since been restored, the website donaldjtrump.com looked like this for several minutes this evening:
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
We’re not sure why a hacker would go to all the trouble of breaking into Donald Trump’s website just to post an incoherent message like “the world has had enough of the fake news spreaded daily” by Trump. But it does suggest that this wasn’t exactly a sophisticated operation, which in turn raises questions about just how insecure Trump’s campaign website might be.
We certainly don’t condone this kind of thing. Hackers have no place in elections, and whoever did this is likely looking at prison time. Don’t do this kind of thing. But wow is Donald Trump ever running a primitive operation over there.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report