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Donald Trump's site was hacked in a tribute to Jon Stewart

Donald Trump's site was hacked in a tribute to Jon Stewart
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Nobody is safe from hackers, not even The Donald.

The presidential candidate's site was defaced by hackers last week, but it wasn't a political statement. It was all a tribute to the recently retired host of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart, whose final show aired last week.

Trump's main business site, Trump.com, was taken over on Saturday by the anonymous hacking group TelecomixCanada. No content was stolen, files damaged nor harm of any kind caused, but the hackers took to the page to bid the talented comedian and former talk show host goodbye.

The message posted on the site was titled "Your Moment of Zen, Mr Steward [sic]" and said, "Mr Steward, we at @TelecomixCanada would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many happy years of quality journalism and entertainment you and your team have undertaken at Comedy Central. Know, Sir, that your steadfast dedication to the irony and power of Truth has inspired a generation which we ourselves now serve."

It went on to praise his talents even further and joke about what the future holds for Stewart, including things like spending his "evenings pursuing Mrs Steward round the sofa with ice tongs."

The note managed to live on Trump's site for nearly three days until Trump's staff finally figured out how to remove it. But the full version of the post is archived here, if you want to take a peek.

It's refreshing to hear of a hack carried out in a friendly, teasing manner, but it still speaks volumes about just how easy it is to take over sites. Do you think this is going to become the latest hacking trend or was it a once-in-a-lifetime type of hack?

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Source: Politico
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