Who hacked Parler? Internet jokes 'everyone's password was MAGA2020' as app's database screenshot circulates

Journalists have described Parler as an alternative for Twitter, the service is quite popular among the people who have been banned from the regular social media


                            Who hacked Parler? Internet jokes 'everyone's password was MAGA2020' as app's database screenshot circulates
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On Tuesday, November 24, a screenshot of Parler database circulated on the Internet. In no time, people realised that the microblogging app with White House users and also with a significant user base of President Donald Trump's supporters, conservatives and right-wing extremists got hacked. Parler was launched in 2018, as a social networking website for the conservatives. Journalists have described it as an alternative for Twitter, the service is quite popular among the people who have been banned from the regular social media.

As soon as the screenshot was widely shared, people started reacting to it. Data scientist Kevin Abosch said, "I've seen what looks like legit proof of 5000 compromised Parler accounts including DM's of some well-known figures. Hackers decompiled the app, zero day exploit etc.. I wish I could unsee what I've seen." Another wrote, "So we're all clear that Parler was just a giant blackmail operation for the Mercers so they could get some additional dirty laundry on various right wing politicians and dipshits then? #ParlerHacked."



 

 



 

 

Some made fun of the Conservative website and said, "It seems the folks at Parler don't really know what they're doing. Why am I not surprised? #ParlerHacked" and "Of course it wasn't hard to hack! Everyone's password was MAGA2020. #ParlerHacked."



 

 



 

 

Slamming the Leftists, author Tim Young wrote, "Parler wasn't hacked... but look at how excited nutty leftists are that the free speech app they can't stand might have been compromised... pathetic. #ParlerHacked." Blaming the app creator, another one wrote, "Imagine the amount of emotional distress that Trump-loving domestic terrorists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis are going through — knowing that the FBI likely has their DMs. #ParlerHacked."



 

 



 

 

Media analyst Mark Dice shared the CEO's statement and said,"The disinformation campaign against Parler continues with false claims about #ParlerHacked. Here's a statement from CEO John Matze." Television host Joe Pags wrote, "Are leftist idiots on #Twitter somehow trying to celebrate the idea that another site was hacked? Really? You're all so afraid of a free speech site that disrupts your little sandbox here. Losers. Truly. #ParlerHacked."



 

 



 

 

The official description of the networking website reads, "Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views. Engage with real people, not bots. Parler is people and privacy-focused, and gives you the tools you need to curate your Parler experience." The website also says, "Parler protects our community members’ rights and privacy. Parler is here to help people with varying life experiences, and from all walks of life communicate on a platform which treats them as equals."

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