A new platform that boasts of being “cancel-free,” unlike the monopoly-like behemoths online like Facebook and Twitter, was downloaded nearly 800,000 times in just the first few days it was online.
But it also was attacked by hackers.
Fox Business reported the social media website Gettr went online July 1 and by July 5 had had 756,000 downloads.
It was launched by Jason Miller, a former Trump adviser who said it came out as a result of the concept of “getting together.”
“Let’s get together. We’re talking about a sense of community,” he told the network. “We think it will ultimately be a global platform – not just conservatives in the U.S.”
Actually, a Fox report later updated that the company reported more than a million users.
The report explained, “Gettr faced some criticism after cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock co-founder Alon Gal reported on July 6 that hackers were able to access the account information of 85,000 Gettr users. The information included usernames, bios, birthdays and emails that were supposed to remain private.”
But the report noted those problems are similar to those already reported by LinkedIn and Facebook.
The Hill said the brief hack happened when the program first went online.
“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,” Miller said in the report.
“The usernames for accounts belonging to prominent figures like former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Miller were changed to read, ‘JubaBaghdad was here, follow me in twitter :),'” the report explained.
Gettr, when it was announced, was described as the “non-bias” social-network organization.
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