Donors Of Canadian Truck Convoy Protests Out In The Wild As Fund-raising Site Apparently Pwned By Hackers

For the last couple of weeks, Canada has seen protests by Canadian anti-vaccine mandate truckers in various places around the country. There has always been news that sources outside Canada were funding these protests. That may about to be proven to be true or debunked as false as the fundraising site that was being used to fund these protest has apparently been pwned by hackers:

A website devoted to disseminating leaked data says it has been given reams of information about donors to the Canadian anti-vaccine mandate truckers after the fundraising platform popular with supporters of the movement allegedly suffered a hack.

Distributed Denial of Secrets announced on its website that it had 30 megabytes of donor information from Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo, including names, email addresses, ZIP codes and internet protocol addresses.

At the same time, GiveSendGo appeared to be offline.

Visitors to the website were met with a message that it was under maintenance and “we will be back very soon.” Messages seeking comment from the site’s operators were not immediately returned.

A journalist at the Daily Dot digital news outlet said on Twitter that the site suffered a hack overnight and had its front page briefly replaced by a clip from the movie “Frozen” and a manifesto accusing it of supporting “an insurrection in Ottawa.” 

Reuters could neither immediately confirm the hack nor the leak claims, although Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoS) has a long record of hosting leaked data from right-wing organizations, including the far right Patriot Front and the Oath Keepers.

DDoS said that, because the donor information contains sensitive personal information, it would not be making the data available publicly but will instead be offering it to “journalists and researchers.” 

DDoS describes itself as a non-profit devoted to enabling the free transmission of data in the public interest.

The Tweet that the article references can be found here:

Well, I suspect that anyone who isn’t Canadian (and perhaps those who are) who served up some cash to these protestors is perhaps going to be embarrassed as this info gets into the hands of journalists. Especially if the you have well known politicians, well known celebrities, etc as part of this list.

This should be fun to watch.

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