Donald Trump website spammed following security glitch

Donald Trump could be invited to the UK for a state visit as early as 2017
Donald Trump could be invited to the UK for a state visit as early as 2017
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Online pranksters took advantage of a security glitch on Donald Trump’s official campaign website to post messages mocking the Republican candidate.

Social media users were quick to spot a quirk in the site’s banner URL to post messages endorsing Hillary Clinton, while others preferred more Scottish humour - one message read “Yer Da Sells Avon”.

One Twitter user summed it up: “For a brief magical moment, you could make Donald Trump’s campaign website say whatever you wanted.”

The online furore led many to believe the site had been hacked - a sensitive subject in recent weeks as high profile members of the Clinton campaign have previously had personal emails shared online by unidentified sources.

But web experts pointed out it was actually a common bug in the site’s URL.

The page was later removed.

Scottish pranksters were quick to post their own messages on Mr Trump's website

Scottish pranksters were quick to post their own messages on Mr Trump's website