Gettr, the new pro-Trump social network, was immediately hacked

Gettr, the new pro-Trump social network, was immediately hacked


Several profiles of prominent Republican personalities were hacked and modified on the launch day of the platform, which already has several problems

(photo: Unsplash) Gettr, the new right-wing social media created by Donald's former adviser Trump, Jason Miller, has recently been online but has already been hacked on Sunday, the day of his official launch.

The first to be targeted were the verified profiles of various personalities from the Republican and Trumpian world , such as Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Harlan Hill and Miller himself. The hacker hacked and modified all affected user profiles by adding the same message: “@JubaBaghdad was here 🙂 ^^ free palestine ^^”.

Twitter user @JubaBaghdad told Insider that it was easy to hack the pages and he had done it "just for fun". Gettr Miller's CEO said in an e-mailed note to The Verge that the problem was detected and resolved within minutes and that "all the intruder was able to do was change some usernames. ”, Minimizing the breach in the security of the platform. Miller also added that Gettr has already registered "more than half a million users".

Jason Miller's new right-wing social media site "Gettr" was hacked this morning.

- Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) July 4, 2021

The social network plans to host three-minute videos, 777-character posts and live streaming, in an attempt to emulate Twitter. The slogan with which Gettr appears on the stores for application is Marketplace of Ideas ("market of ideas") and describes itself as a platform "founded on the principles of free speech, independent thought and the rejection of political censorship and 'cancel culture" .

The app was already active from 2 July, while on Sunday 4 the launch was formalized, but the problems had already begun. On Saturday the platform began to be filled with pornographic images and videos, some hentai-themed, as well as conspiracy-minded, and Qanon-related content, raising more than doubts about Gettr's ability - and willingness - to moderate what is being shared on the app.

After being banned from Facebook and Twitter in January following the uprising of his supporters on Capitol Hill, Trump said he had plans to launch his own social platform. The blog "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" on his website has been online since May and for a month, but it was shut down and quickly archived. Miller claimed this site was not intended to be Trump's chat social media platform.

Miller told the Wall Street Journal Friday that Trump was not yet featured on his new platform. Getter is not the only social network to contend for the presence of the former American president. The Donald joined the Rumble video platform a few days ago, angering the executives of Gab, another app populated by right-wing extremists who probably thought they had snatched up Trump's new profile.

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New Right-Wing Social Media Site GETTR Plagued By Hacker, Porn, Sonic The Hedgehog

The new right-wing social media site GETTR was briefly hacked on the day of its official launch and has also been inundated with porn and images of Sonic the Hedgehog.

The platform’s most prominent verified users — including Steve Bannon, Mike Pompeo and Marjorie Taylor-Greene ― were affected by the hack on Sunday, Business Insider reported. The bio for Jason Miller, the former Trump aide and founder of GETTR, was also defaced with a message that said: “@JubaBaghdad was here :) ^^ free palestine ^^.”

The hacker told Insider that the breach was “easy.” 

Marjorie Taylor Greene was hit in the GETTR hack, reported Business Insider.

Screen Shot/GETTR/Business InsiderMarjorie Taylor Greene was hit in the GETTR hack, reported Business Insider.

Miller tried to put a positive spin on the cyberattack.

“You know you’re shaking things up when they come after you,” Miller said in a statement to the Insider. “The problem was detected and sealed in a matter of minutes, and all the intruder was able to accomplish was to change a few user names.”

But Salon reporter Zachary Petrizzo said the hacker told him that GETTR remained highly compromised, and shared all of Petrizzo’s personal information with him after the journalist signed up for the platform:

One Twitter critic blasted: “So it’s just like Parler, but with worse security?”

The hack wasn’t GETTR’s only problem. Gizmodo reported Friday that the mostly moderation-averse site, which was live although not officially launched, had already become a landing spot for “very niche porn.” 

Sonic the Hedgehog also made a huge splash on GETTR, according to the gaming site Kotaku, which grabbed some choice screenshots of his appearances on the platform. Sonic has become a “fave of the internet hooligans” messing with GETTR:

Screen shot of a Sonic wannabe posing on GETTR under the unverified account of someone using the name "BretKavanaugh."

Screen Shot/GETTRScreen shot of a Sonic wannabe posing on GETTR under the unverified account of someone using the name 'BretKavanaugh.'

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