Trump's IT team is being advised to check DNS configurations for subdomains that are currently not in use.
Trump's IT team is being advised to check DNS configurations for subdomains that are currently not in use.

A fundraising website of President Donald Trump was defaced on Feb. 19, according to a post on Graham Cluley's security news site.

The site was taken offline following the defacement, which placed on the home page an image of a man wearing a fedora and the message:

"Hacked By Pro_Mast3r ~

Attacker Gov

Nothing Is Impossible

Peace From Iraq."

The attacker, "Pro_Mast3r," who told a journalist he was from Iraq while claiming credit for the hack, apparently exploited a DNS misconfiguration to gain control of the donaldjtrump subdomain.

The report advises that "Donald Trump's IT people need to do a better of job of checking the DNS configurations for subdomains that are currently not in use."