It looked like a hoax website but it wasn’t.
Some creative hackers discovered a weird flaw with Donald Trump’s actual website.
If you typed extra words into the URL of the page that hosted the campaign’s press releases, those words, whatever they were, appeared on Trump’s website.
Only the person typing the words could see the altered site, so this wasn’t an actual hacked site — no one broke into the network and really changed things.
And it didn’t last long. As the tweets were flying, the IT folks fixed the hole.
But for a little while, it was fun and games.
You too can put a random headline on the press releases of Trump’s official website. https://t.co/pPtLIKIk7h (h/t @csoghoian) pic.twitter.com/HPhhmakCFI
— Lorenzo Franceschi-B (@lorenzoFB) November 8, 2016
Lots of folks sharing images of ???? on Trump’s site. It’s “real,” but that page just puts the URL in the header https://t.co/AtEYTyvOqN pic.twitter.com/ZCwk2xDR1Y
— Parker Higgins (@xor) November 8, 2016