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The "About" page on President Donald Trump's campaign website was reportedly briefly taken over on Tuesday afternoon when it displayed messages that it had been "seized" and claimed to have "evidence that completely discredits Mr. Trump as president."
TechCrunch reported that the hackers asked for money to be sent to two addresses associated with the cryptocurrency Monero. Representatives for Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Biz Carson ( @bizcarson) is a San Francisco-based reporter at Protocol, covering Silicon Valley with a focus on startups and venture capital. Previously, she reported for Forbes and was co-editor of Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups list. Before that, she worked for Business Insider, Gigaom, and Wired and started her career as a newspaper designer for Gannett.