GiveSendGo Hacked by Anti-Freedom Convoy During Super Bowl: Donor Personal Info Released

Crowdfunding website being used to gather funds for the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, Canada was taken over by far-left hackers who claimed it was being used to support misinformation and proceeded to dox the donors.

QUICK FACTS:
  • GiveSendGo was reportedly hacked by “Demon Hackers” on Sunday who later distributed the personal information of those who donated to the Freedom Convoy, according to The Gateway Pundit
  • Reuters reported that a leak site claimed it has been given “reams of data” including details about the donors to the Canadian anti-vaccine mandate truckers.
  • However, conservative commentator Joseph Camp asserted that it wasn’t actually a hack, but rather a redirect of the domain to another domain that was masquerading as the site.
  • Distributed Denial of Secrets claimed that they received 30 megabytes of donor information from the Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo, including names, email addresses, zip codes, and internet protocol addresses, according to Reuters.
  • GiveSendGo’s URL could be on the way back as it now says that the “application is under maintenance we will be back very soon.”
WHAT THE HACKERS SAID:
  • A screenshot of the site following its takedown showed a manifesto-style rant against donors that said, “Attention GiveSendGo Grifters and Hatriots. The Canadian Government has informed you that the money you a**h**** raised to fund an insurrection is frozen. TD Bank has frozen several accounts. You helped fund the January 6th Insurrection it the US. You helped fund an insurrection in Ottawa. In fact, you are committed to funding anything that keeps the raging fire of misinformation going until that it [sic] burns the world’s collective democracies down.”
  • Another screenshot stated that the goal of the shutdown was to protest GiveSendGo’s history of “providing a platform for individuals and organized groups to fund hate groups, promote disinformation and insurrection disguised as ‘protests.’”
  • They went on to say that “there is lots of talk about using cryptocurrency and NFTs are an emerging threat to be considered. The data from this breach data will be provided in its entirety to researchers and journalists so that the impact of foreign political interference can be better understood and sensible, informed policy decisions can be made to defend against this growing threat.
BACKGROUND:
  • GiveSendGo previously announced to givers that it was not governed by the Canadian court’s decision blocking funds to be distributed to those involved in the vaccine mandate protest.
  • According to Newsweek the injunction by the Ontario Superior Court was meant to halt the funds from moving from GiveSendGo to the truckers, but the platform stated it the funds were “not frozen.”