Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
Parler has been compromised. DM's as well as SSN's and other ID leaked (twitter.com/kevinabosch)
26 points by fooey 51 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 11 comments

Snopes has this listed as false, and the linked Tweet has been deleted: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/was-parler-hacked/

Yet initial damage has been done. @Jack understands network effects and hopes to reduce a competitor's momentum.

Here's an additional source with an ENV dump


Why would anyone put an SSN on parler? I certainly wasn't asked for one to sign up.

So they use WordPress and the default "wp_" database prefix. Curious.

Why in the absolute fuck is Parler requesting any form of PII/PCI data?

For "Verified" accounts

Am I missing something? I don't see anything about SSNs here

Someone posted a link to a Parler influencer agreement document which said they would ask for things like government IDs. It's entirely unclear if they ever took that data or if was available via this database. But... yeah, this is the whole Parler site it looks like.

Cui prodest: @Jack's keen on shutting down competition.

Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact