GETTR, Done? Jason Miller’s New App Immediately Hacked After July 4th Launch
GETTR, a terribly named new social media platform set up by allies of Donald Trump still has several unresolved security bugs a day after it was hacked on its July 4th launch. The platform’s most popular verified users, mostly former Trump aides, had their accounts compromised on Sunday. GETTR’s official support page was also targeted.
Jason Miller, who founded the platform and was formerly a spokesperson to Trump, had his page taken over, while the accounts of Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Harlan Hill, Sean Parnell, and the pro-Trump broadcaster Newsmax were also hacked.
A user calling himself “JubaBaghdad” left the same message everywhere he hacked: “@JubaBaghdad was here 🙂 ^^ free palestine ^^.”
GETTR was also plagued with other issues upon its launch when it was flooded with pornographic images and GIFs on Saturday, Insider reported. Users spammed the platform’s first post with graphic hentai videos and images of Hillary Clinton’s face photoshopped onto a woman’s naked body.
A growing number of accounts on Jason Miller's new right-wing "Gettr" site posting "Sonic the Hedgehog furry porn" are being banned from the platform — and now there is a push among leftist users to argue that "furry porn is protected under the first amendment."
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) July 6, 2021
The accounts were first hacked around 8:30 a.m. EST on Sunday, and the majority of the profiles returned to their previous state by 10 a.m. EST. The hacker spoke exclusively with Business Insider on Monday and told them about the remaining weaknesses in Miller’s app.
Trumpworld's GETTR site is off to a flying start. My favorite post by far: pic.twitter.com/aQOWsDJAI2
— ▄▀▄▀▄🄳🄰🄽🅃🄸🄵🄰▀▄▀▄▀ (@geargodd) July 7, 2021
“@JubaBaghdad” told Insider that although GETTR fixed the initial bug he said he used in the attack, he was still able to scrape user data from individual accounts, including email addresses and birth years. He confirmed this by sharing details of a test account that Insider set up.
One week after launch, Trumps’s social media platform GETTR, already looks destined for the SHITTR.
Another Trump fail.
— ⚡️𝓢𝓶𝓲𝓽𝓮!!⚡️ (@7Veritas4) July 7, 2021
Jason Miller didn’t seem to care about the breach in the same way that he doesn’t care about paying child support. “You know you’re shaking things up when they come after you,” Miller said in his usual gaslighting fashion. “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. The situation has been rectified and we’ve already had more than half a million users sign up for our exciting new platform!”
Yeah, seems like a really nice place.
Not really. (GETTR) pic.twitter.com/DrRUSKFFtK
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 7, 2021