Wikipedia in hours-long battle with hackers who replaced Donald Trump’s headshot with PENIS picture

Anyone pulling up details about President Donald Trump Thursday may have been in for a surprise after hackers managed to change his Wikipedia image to a picture of a male pubic area.

Those pulling a prank on POTUS successfully kept the photograph associated with the 72-year-old on the website to feature a penis instead of Trump’s official headshot throughout Thanksgiving Day.

The Verge reported that anyone asking Apple’s Siri for details on the American leader could have been faced with genitals rather than Trump’s usual grin.

President Donald Trump's Wikipedia account was hacked Thursday

President Donald Trump's Wikipedia account was hacked Thursday

President Donald Trump’s Wikipedia account was hacked Thursday

Trump's usual grin on Wikipedia

Trump's usual grin on Wikipedia

Anyone asking Apple's Siri for details on the American leader could have been faced with genitals

Anyone asking Apple's Siri for details on the American leader could have been faced with genitals

Anyone asking Apple’s Siri for details on the American leader could have been faced with genitals rather than Trump’s usual grin

Initially unclear whether it was being controlled by a glitch in the way Siri operates, it has since been discovered that trolls got in by editing the online encyclopaedia repeatedly as the website’s editors desperately tried to revert each time.

In the page’s history is clear how various edits are reverted back and forth over the course of Thursday evening.

Then in the early hours of Friday morning Coordinated Universal Time, the protection levels for Trump’s profile were requested to be higher, quoting ‘compromised accounts’.

Noting that they ‘require administrator access’ the editors also stated that there were ‘multiple editors complaining that the tooltip is wrong’ in reference to the message that appears when a cursor is hovered over an image.

Once extended confirmed access was put into play for the page, the issue was able to be fixed.

The rogue editors were finally blocked from their privileges to publish on the website.

In the page's history is clear how various edits are reverted back and forth over the course of Thursday evening

In the page's history is clear how various edits are reverted back and forth over the course of Thursday evening

In the page’s history is clear how various edits are reverted back and forth over the course of Thursday evening

Once extended confirmed access was put into play for the page, the issue was able to be fixed and the rogue editors were finally blocked from their privileges to publish on the website

Once extended confirmed access was put into play for the page, the issue was able to be fixed and the rogue editors were finally blocked from their privileges to publish on the website

Once extended confirmed access was put into play for the page, the issue was able to be fixed and the rogue editors were finally blocked from their privileges to publish on the website

An editor told The Verge: ‘They have now been blocked indefinitely.’

Recently Republicans were subject to trolling via Wikipedia when politicians Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch had their home addresses and phone numbers published.

It took place around the time Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing.

But it’s not just Republicans who have fallen victim to Wikipedia hackers.

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s page was changed to include pornographic images in 2016. 

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