A group called “Hack For Trump” reportedly broke into a bank’s servers in an attempt to raise campaign cash for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The group reportedly broke into the servers of Fidelity Bank in the Bahamas, and stole personal confidential information. Over the weekend, the bank notified its customers about the intrusion.
Now the hackers are demanding $30,000 in exchange for the information they stole. In a statement, the group said they would donate their ill-gotten ransom to Trump’s campaign. The statement read: “If Fidelity does pay us, we plan on using those funds to help Donald Trump get elected to the White House as he is the only candidate who can restore America to its former glory.“
Of course, the likelihood of those funds actually finding their way into Trump’s campaign is low, and the candidate has claimed he can self-finance his campaign anyway.
Currently without spending much in the way of traditional advertising and outreach, Trump has managed to stay at the top of Republican presidential polls for several weeks. Other campaigns like Scott Walker and Rick Perry have been forced to drop out.
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