GETTR: New Conservative Social Media Platform Briefly Hacked on Launch Day

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GETTR, the social media platform launched by an aide to former President Donald Trump, was briefly hacked on Sunday hours after it was officially launched, according to the firm’s chief executive.

Jason Miller, the company’s chief executive, told Reuters that GETTR was briefly hacked on Sunday and added that more than 500,000 people have signed up so far.

“Brand new platform and Secretary Pompeo is already getting 5K likes for a Fourth of July post??? The #GETTR user engagement rate is amazing so far,” Miller, who left the Trump campaign last month, wrote on Sunday afternoon.

Accounts belonging to several prominent users, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.), Miller himself, and Newsmax were apparently hacked, according to screenshots circulating online. The account’s profiles were changed to show the same message: “@JubaBaghdad was here 🙂 ^^ free palestine ^^.”

However, it didn’t last long. The accounts were apparently breached at 8:30 a.m. and returned to normal by 10:00 a.m., reported Business Insider.

Baghdad told the website that he hacked the accounts “just for fun,” adding that GETTR’s team “should not publish the website before making sure everything, or at least almost everything, is secure.”

But Miller said the hack was detected and dealt with within minutes.

“You know you’re shaking things up when they come after you. The problem was detected and sealed in a matter of minutes, and all the intruder was able to accomplish was…

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Original article posted by Jack Phillips at The Epoch Times. Title altered by Montana Daily Gazette.




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