Well that was quick. Just days after the start of a Twitter clone of former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, the new social network is already plagued by problems.
For one thing, hackers quickly took advantage of Gettr’s API to scrape the email addresses of more than 85,000 of its users. Usernames, names, and birthdays were also part of the scraped-off record that surfaced by Alon Gal, co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hudson Rock.
“If threat actors are able to extract sensitive information due to negligent API implementations, it amounts to a data breach and should be handled appropriately by the company.” [and] Reviewed by regulators, “Gal told TechCrunch.
Last week, TechCrunch’s own Zack Whittaker predicted that Gettr would soon see its data being scraped through its API.