Last Updated on July 5, 2021
A hacker who claims to live in Baghdad, Iraq broke into GETTR, the upstart social media website launched by former Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller, on its launch day, taking over the profiles of verified public figures on the websites and changing their usernames to “@JubaBaghdad was here :), ^^free palestine^^.”
The hack occurred on Sunday, shortly after GETTR officially launched. The website’s most high-profile verified accounts, which mostly belong to former Trump aides, all saw their usernames changed to the hacker’s playful message. The hacker told Business Insider that the hack was “just for fun,” and noted that it was quite “easy.”
“They should not publish the website before making sure everything, or at least almost everything, is secure,” the hacker added. Miller responded to the hack by describing it as proof that he is “shaking things up,” and claimed, “The situation has been rectified and we’ve already had more than half a million users sign up for our exciting new platform!”
As National File previously reported, GETTR mysteriously received over 1,000 Chinese reviews on the App Store days before its official launch:
GETTR, the new social media app from ex-Trump advisor Jason Miller, has received around 1,200 strange reviews from Chinese linked accounts, amid reports the app posts anti-CCP propaganda to user profiles without their permission.
However, the strangely-phrased, seemingly broken English language used in the App Store descriptions may be part of a larger phenomenon, National File can reveal. With most timelines declaring that it was “mid-June” that the GETTR app was first placed in the App Store, the vast majority of the over 1,200 reviews date from 16th to 17th June, and apart from a couple, all rate the app 5 stars.
Additionally, many of the reviews for GETTR are either once again in broken English or in Chinese. Anti-CCP sentiment is strong among the comments, even those written in clearer English. Some reviews include Chinese words transliterated into Latin text and randomly included within the review itself, while others don’t even seem to mention GETTR at all.