GiveSendGo, a group funding website used to donate to the Freedom Convoy protest organized by Canadian truck drivers, was taken offline with an obvious hack and information about alleged donors leaked online.
On Sunday night, the GiveSendGo domain began redirecting to a new domain – GiveSendGone[.]wtf – and show a video series from Disney’s Frozen as the first noted by Daily point journalist Mikael Talen. The video was accompanied by a text criticizing the fundraising site, linking it to the January 6 uprising in the United States.
GiveSendGo, branded “the number one free Christian crowdfunding platform,” is now emerging as a fundraising platform to cover court fees for Trump supporters accused of participating in the Capitol uprising.
He quickly became the number one choice to raise funds for the self-proclaimed “Freedom Convoy” after the more popular GoFundMe platform said it would withhold millions of dollars in donations from truck drivers, citing police reports of violence and other illegal activity. Canadian banks had already begun blocking convoy funds, with TD freezing two personal accounts containing more than $ 1 million in donor funding.
As donors flocked to the new platform, a security researcher warned TechCrunch that the Amazon S3 bucket – a cloud storage service used to host files online – had been insecurely configured by GiveSendGo and revealed gigabytes of Freedom donor data. Convoy, including photos and passport scans.
The cloud storage issue is thought to have been fixed last week after TechCrunch notified the GiveSendGo management team, and the latest hack appears to be a new compromise on the site.
Leaked donor information is obtained from a hosting website for data leakage Distributed denial of secretswhich provides access only to journalists and researchers due to the availability of sensitive personal information.
Copy of data received from On the edge contains nearly 93,000 records, including names, email addresses, zip codes and country of origin. Among the email addresses listed in the database, a handful come from domains ending in .gov, a domain reserved for government organizations, and appear to belong to employees of the TSA, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Prisons and NASA.
The United States accounts for more than half of donor claims, followed by Canada and then Britain, supporting fears expressed in the Canadian media that foreign money supported the protest.
A request for comment sent to GiveSendGo did not receive a response at the time of publication.