Hackers Gained Access to a Recently Announced Private Version of Former President Donald Trump social media platform and posted pictures of excretory pigs, bad omen and more, According to many reports
Hackers, affiliated with Hacking Collective Anonymous, told the New York Times That the move was part of their “online war on hate”.
According to multiple reports, using a false account called “DonaldJTrump”, the hackers posted pictures of pigs, hurled abuses against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and created a fake account for Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser. The hackers also posted memes from fake accounts of Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence and others.
“We had a fun time trolling it in high heaven,” Aubrey Cottle, a hacker affiliated with Anonymous, told The New York Times.
Cottle told Diverseshops The group acquired the clue after a site called Truth Social made its app available for preorder on Apple’s App Store earlier this week. Users were able to join a waiting list for its release, and hackers claimed that these pieces provided enough information to access a version of the platform.
The hackers gained access just hours after Truth Social announced on Wednesday. The app subsequently banned new accounts and was pulled offline according to several reports.
A Washington Post reporter was also able to register and post under an account named “MikePens”. Post reported.
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Trump on Wednesday Truth Declared Social – He was banned from other social media sites after the ensuing months.
Trump was blocked from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube after a pro-Trump riot at the Capitol on January 6. Twitter has said its ban on the former president is permanent, while Facebook said Trump could return in 2023 at the earliest. YouTube has said its ban on the former president will be lifted once the “risk of violence” subsides.
Trump said in a statement Wednesday that Truth Social and Trump Media and Technology Group “will stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The platform is expected to be released nationwide in the first quarter of 2022.
USA Today has contacted Trump Media Technology Group for comment on the reported hacking.