The US is now in the process of voting for the Presidential Elections 2020, which culminate on November 3.
The hackers who created the altered page also claimed, without evidence, to have "strictly classified" and incriminating information about the Republican incumbent president based on multiple devices they alleged to have compromised, the news outlet reported.
In a message, it threatened to "discredit" Trump as president and said the attackers would choose to share or keep secret their incriminating data based on which option received more votes in the form of cryptocurrency sent to their accounts, as well as a supposed encryption key to verify their identity.
"Proving his criminal involvement and cooperation with foreign actors manipulating the 2020 elections".
It appeared to be an unsophisticated scam aimed at collecting cryptocurrency.
The page then links to two cryptocurrency addresses for Monero, which allows easy transfer of funds but is hard to trace.
Tim Murtaugh, the campaign's director of communications, said that the website has since been restored.
The campaign team said there was "no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site". "The website has been restored".
Earlier this month, top intelligence officials in the country had warned that Iran and Russian Federation had obtained data on voter registrations.
Last week, the director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe had identified Iran and Russian Federation as two nations responsible for disinformation and some limited intrusions into voter registration databases.
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