Roblox accounts hacked to support Donald Trump

Hackers are targeting Roblox profiles to support Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.

Users of the online multiplayer game complained that their profiles were hacked with the message: “Ask your parents to vote for Trump this year!” and “MAGA2020”, an abbreviation for Make America Great Again.

Roblox has more than 100 million users worldwide.

It is marketed in children aged between nine and 14 years.

Players reported that in-game messages were sent from hacked profiles to friends of account holders, asking them to support Trump in the November vote.

Hacked avatars were dressed in in-game accessories, which resemble items worn by Trump supporters.

This includes a red hat with “Running of the Bulls” written in white, which looks like the Make America Great Again hats that the US President favors.

In addition, some characters are changed to wear a T-shirt with American Eagle.

Many users' avatars were hacked to wear this hat, which is similar to the Make America Great Again caps worn by Trump supporters
Source: BBC

At the time of this writing, there were more than 1,000 profiles on Roblox that featured the phrase: “Ask your parents to vote for Trump this year!”

Some players told the news site Bleeping Computer that they can still access their accounts and can change their profiles again.

“A Trump supporter broke into my Roblox account and texted my friends to vote for him,” wrote a player on Twitter.

“Why is this my avatar?” another wrote with a picture of his avatar. “I’m not even an American.”

Roblox did not immediately respond to the BBC’s request for comment.

News Reporter

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