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Donald Trump’s Website Hacked And Defaced By Turkish Hacker Trump website defaced hacked turkish

On Monday morning, former President Donald Trump’s presidential website,, was hacked and defaced by alleged Turkish hacker.

Visitors to the website were directed to a page that had been hijacked by the Turkish hacktivist group RootAyyildiz.

The webpage also included links to the hackers’ Instagram and Facebook accounts.

The hacker told readers to “not forget Allah” and wrote a message on Trump’s website that read, “Do not be like those who forgot Allah, as Allah made them forget themselves. They really went astray.” It also included a link to a speech from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The same hacker claimed earlier that they had defaced Joe Biden’s website after the presidential election in November.

This is not the first time political figures have been hacked. In 2020, Twitter was subjected to a large-scale hacking incident in which the accounts of Biden, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates, among others, were taken over with a message urging users to send bitcoin to a specific address, netting more than $100,000. A 17-year-old hacker pleaded guilty to his role in the incident earlier this year and was sentenced to three years in juvenile prison.

In September 2021, the hacking group Anonymous claimed to have stolen and leaked reams of data from Epik, a website hosting company popular with far-right organisations such as the Proud Boys.

UPDATE: The website administrator, after the hack, has redirected to

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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