A hacker who goes by the pseudonym “Pro-Mast3r” has reportedly defaced a fundraising website linked to the campaign of President Donald Trump by compromising a server related to the campaign.
The server, ‘secure2donaldjtrump.com’, appears to be a Trump campaign server, although it does seemingly link directly to the Trump Pence campaign’s home page, according to a report by ArsTechnica.
However, the certificate nodding toward its legitimacy as an actual Trump campaign server can be confirmed. However, the ‘secure’ website prompts a warning on Chrome and Firefox that the connection is, in fact, not secure.
The server is behind Cloudflare’s content management system and security platform.
Before the removal, the defaced website contained an image of a man in a fedora which contained the following test:
Hacked By Pro_Mast3r/ Attacker Gov/ Nothing is Impossible/ Peace From Iraq
The image of the compromised website can be found here.
Calling the attempt to sabotage the Trump campaign site as the work of an ‘amateur’, Attivissimo writes in his blog:
The server was promptly taken offline. Cloudflare and the Trump-Pence campaign are yet to acknowledge the server and website compromise or make any announcements pertaining to the incident publicly.
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