US right-wing platform Gab acknowledges it was hacked

Washington (AFP) – The CEO of Gab, a social network favored by the US political right, said the platform had been attacked by “demon hackers” after an activist group released user data described as an important resource for research on the far right. The activist group called DDoSecrets Collective released the data over the weekend to Wired magazine, claiming it offered “a record of the culture” related to the violent siege of the US Capitol on January 6. The data included passwords and private messages on thousands of accounts. Gab chief executive Andrew Torba claimed in a Twitter message Sun…

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