DDoSecrets Hacks Gab: “Gold Mine” of Militias, Nazis, QCultists, Trumpists & Capitol Attackers
Man, the right-wingers just can’t do web security very well.
Once again, one of the platforms the sickest, most psychotic freaks fled to after decent humanity banned them from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook etc., has been hacked, and oh my are we going to see some shit now:
On Sunday night the WikiLeaks-style group Distributed Denial of Secrets is revealing what it calls GabLeaks, a collection of more than 70 gigabytes of Gab data representing more than 40 million posts. DDoSecrets says a hacktivist who self-identifies as “JaXpArO and My Little Anonymous Revival Project” siphoned that data out of Gab’s backend databases in an effort to expose the platform’s largely right-wing users. Those Gab patrons, whose numbers have swelled after Parler went offline, include large numbers of Qanon conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, and promoters of former president Donald Trump’s election-stealing conspiracies that resulted in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
DDoSecrets cofounder Emma Best says that the hacked data includes not only all of Gab’s public posts and profiles—with the exception of any photos or videos uploaded to the site—but also private group and private individual account posts and messages, as well as user passwords and group passwords. “It contains pretty much everything on Gab, including user data and private posts, everything someone needs to run a nearly complete analysis on Gab users and content,” Best wrote in a text message interview with WIRED. “It’s another gold mine of research for people looking at militias, neo-Nazis, the far right, QAnon, and everything surrounding January 6.”
Well, that’s going to cause a lot of face-melting in certain circles.
Wonder what Charles C. Johnson (not our host!) will have exposed? Will we find out just how close that little Holocaust-denying garbage person is to, say, Josh Hawley? Maybe how much he interacted with Jared & Roger Stone before the Capitol attacks?
Stay tuned …