Screenshot via 45Committee.com

Hackers deface major pro-Trump super PAC website

'MAKE AMERICA SH***Y AGAIN'

Mar 7, 2017, 8:21 am*

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Dell Cameron

The website of top super PAC supporting President Donald Trump was hacked on Monday, the group has confirmed.

The “45 Committee”—a group founded by GOP mega-donors Todd Ricketts and Sheldon Adelson—confirmed to CNN that it was forced to take down its website after several pages were vandalized by hackers unknown.

Several titles were altered on the website’s menu bar, for instance. One read, “MAKE AMERICAN SHITTY AGAIN,” while another was changed to read “FAKE NEWS.”

45 Committee’s website was hacked on Monday, defaced with various unfavorable remarks about White House officials.

45 Committee’s website was hacked on Monday, defaced with various unfavorable remarks about White House officials.

Wayback Machine

Further down on the page, the titles of several political videos crafted by the 45 Committee were also altered. 

A video titled “Time to Govern” was changed to say, “Steve Bannon is a White Supremacist,” a reference to the former Breitbart News executive turned White House senior adviser. And a video about Trump’s attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), titled “Real Change” was altered to read, “Jeff Sessions Was Deemed Too Racist To Be A Federal Judge,” a reference to a failed 1986 judicial nomination, in which it was revealed Sessions said the Ku Klux Klan was “OK until I found out they smoked pot.”

Another video was changed to read: “Donald Trump’s history of misogyny, sexism, and harassment,” a reference to incidents too numerous to detail in a single news article. And three of the videos were retitled to read “Black Lives Matter” between them.

45 Committee’s website remains offline at the time of writing; however, an archived copy of the defaced website can still be viewed via the Wayback Machine

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*First Published: Feb 6, 2017, 5:08 pm