New social network of Trump supporters hacked on launch day

The social networking site launched Sunday by Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, was hacked on its first day of operation after more than 500,000 people registered.

GETTR, a Twitter-style platform with posts and relevant topics, advertises itself on Google and Apple app stores as “an unbiased social network for people from around the world.” “The problem was discovered and fixed within minutes, and all the attacker was able to do was change a few user names,” Miller said in an official statement.

Author Salon posted screenshots of several GETTR profiles on Twitter, including that of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Miller himself, which were changed as follows: “JubaBaghdad was here, subscribe to me on Twitter.”

Asked about the new social media security, Miller said the situation was “fixed.”

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Sunday described GETTR as a “Twitter killer.” Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, banned from Facebook until at least 2023, and banned from posting on YouTube until the company determines that it does not pose a risk of an outburst of violence.