Hacker Defaces Donald Trump’s Website

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Hackers allegedly from Turkey have defaced a section of Donald Trump’s website.

“Do not be like those who forget Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. Here they really went astray,” a part of the defacement, which says it was allegedly carried out by someone calling themselves RootAyyildiz, reads. The page includes an embed of a nationalist YouTube video of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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The defacement impacts the “action” subdomain of the website, which is ordinarily used by the Trump campaign for calls to action, such as petitions or asking the campaign a question.

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