Trump and Gab CEO accounts compromised during large-scale hack of alternative social media platform

Social media platform Gab, a Twitter alternative known for its far-right demographic, was hacked and two of the people whose accounts were “compromised” include former President Donald Trump and the CEO of the company, Andrew Torba.

Distributed Denial of Secrets, a group similar to WikiLeaks, collected more than 70 gigabytes of data from the platform incorporating more than 40 million posts, according to Wired. The hacker who allegedly recouped Gab’s information goes by the identifier “JaXpArO and My Little Anonymous Revival Project.” DDOSecrets co-founder Emma Best said the hacker got into the backend database via a SQL injection vulnerability, allowing for a hacker to meddle with it.

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