Over the past few days our team has been working with the top rapid response security firm in the country to fully audit Gab’s infrastructure to get a better picture of what happened, what specifically was accessed, and why.
At the same time we were under a 48 hour extortion clock from the criminal hacker while also dealing with numerous threats against our team and families. Gab is the victim of very serious crimes and we are working with federal law enforcement to deal with these criminal acts.
We are also preparing a formal breach notification that will be going out ASAP. In the meantime we recommend that you change your passwords and activate two-factor authentication on your Gab account.
Gab does not store customer banking data so customer bank information was not impacted by this breach. Our Gab Shop and GabPRO upgrade service are separate systems on separate code that show no signs of any breach.
Gab collects as little data as possible because we know how important privacy is for people to speak freely. Gab is an extremely public forum by design. From what has been reported and from what we know thus far, the overwhelming majority of the data in this breach is already public on the website for anyone to see. We will continue to update you as we learn more.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers. We will never give up. We will never surrender. Nothing will stop us from our mission of defending and protecting the freedom of speech online for all people. To God be the glory.
March 3rd, 2021
Jesus is King