Donald Trump: his website was sacked by a Turkish hacker

a hacker which would come from Turkey just disfigure a section of site web of the former US president, Donald Trump. The package suggests that the hacker is Muslim and that he wants to promote his religion on the platform of the former head of state. The person responsible for the mischief is called RootAyyildiz.

In addition to a youtube video nationalist of the turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the hacker posted a surprising message: “Do not be like those who forget Allah, for Allah made them forget themselves. Here they really got lost. “

The disfigurement had an impact on the subdomain « action » of the website. The platform is usually used for the Trump campaign, especially for calls to action such as petitions or campaign questions.

Donald Trump’s fame used by the dark side

This kind of package is often carried out by unskilled hackers, who find a way to modify the content of a particular part of a site. On the other hand, RootAyyildiz does not seem not be on his first try. It has already claimed other victims in the past.

“Do you know anything else about this hack? We would love to hear it. Using a non-business phone or computer, you can contact Joseph Cox securely on Signal on +44 20 8133 5190, Wickr on josephcox, or by email at “

Joseph Cox, reporter covering the case

Strong messages left by a seasoned hacker

In a Facebook post, RootAyyildiz told Motherboard that he disfigured Trump’s site using the Server-Side Template Injection (SSTI). This is a technique where an attacker can put his own arbitrary code in the model of a site. RootAyyildiz would therefore have had the control of this part of the site during 3 months, according to him.

“There are many typical areas of piracy. For example, hacking into social media accounts or websites. I am a hacktivist and have been working on websites for a long time and choose this path to make my voice heard. “


For the time being, Donald Trump n’a no comment in relation to this hack. Normally, there should be the resources to secure its platform in the future. However, in the face of the growing ingenuity of today’s hackers, there is no guarantee that the same scenario will not occur on the sites of its counterparts.


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