Visitors to a subdomain of Trump’s website were greeted Monday with a message from someone claiming to be a Turkish hacktivist. “Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves,” the message read. Below was a link to an Erdogan speech in which the Turkish president quoted from the Quran.
A spokesperson for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It appears to be a type of hack known as a defacement, in which an attacker gains access to a website and replaces it with their own content. These hacks aren’t sophisticated and don’t involve accessing an organization’s sensitive computer systems.
The breach of Trump’s website comes amid a larger wave of hacktivism, or computer breaches meant to further political or social goals.