Trump's Social Media Website GETTR Hacked

 

An attacker leaked non-public information from GETTR, a social media platform made by former president Donald Trump's team in July 2021. The data was stored in two attempts, first on 1st July and 2nd on 5th July, the data was later leaked on a publicly accessible hacking forum called RAID. It is a forum where one can download hacking data free of cost. 

As per the leaked file copies and hacker's claims, the first batch of hacked data was retrieved via scraping the website, whereas the second batch (the heavier leak) was stolen by exploiting compromised GETTR API endpoints. The Record analyzed these samples which contained data like user names, address, profile info, website user IDs, and other public information. Besides this, the leak also contained non public info like user email IDs, date of birth, and location data. 

The dumped data contained authentic information, confirm cybersecurity experts. GETTR didn't respond to any requests sent to its website for giving comment about the hack. All in all, 90,065 users' data was included in the dump posted on RAID this Monday, i.e July 5. The API leak news comes following the website's bumpy launch. On 4th July, an attacker hacked into the GETTR website and seized multipl high profile Republican accounts, which include Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Jason Miller, the former Trump spokesperson Gettr’s founder, and former Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon. Bumpy site launch are a common thing, similar incidents have happened in the past which impacted other organisations before, particularly right wing affiliations in the US political diaspora. 

Another pro-Trump social media platform, Gab, recently suffered a similar attack in March this year, the attack had exposed data of its members. The Wrap reports "the hacked profiles were all changed to include the message “@JubaBaghad was here :)”; some of the accounts also included the phrase “free Palestine.” The accounts were hacked around 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, according to Insider, before being restored around 10:00 a.m. ET. Miller, meanwhile, told the outlet the hack was merely a sign Gettr was onto something big."