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Trump’s ‘Twitter killer’ social media platform hacked on launch day

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Hackers targeted the pro-Trump social media app on its launch day

Jason Miller, senior adviser to former US president Donald Trump launched the social media app GETTR on Sunday. Miller says over half a million people have registered to use the site.

The hacker was able to access to platform and change the names on several verified accounts to ‘@JubaBaghdad was here’.

“The problem was detected and sealed in a matter of minutes, and all the intruder was able to accomplish was to change a few user names,” Miller said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Miller said the situation had been “rectified” when asked about security on the new social media site.

Who is ‘JubaBaghdad’?

The Twitter account listed on the hack has a pro-palestine pinned Tweet, with a bio ‘we work in the darkness, but serve the light’. They appear to be from Iraq. At the time of reporting, the account only is following 27 users.

JubaBaghdad pops up online across several hacker forums and platforms including Bugreader, and appears to have a history volunteering to make platforms more secure for users.

There is a Medium account with the same username and bio. It’s unclear whether these were the same person, and whether JugaBaghdad is actually responsible for the hack.

What is GETTR?

GETTR is a Twitter-style platform with posts and trending topics. The app advertised itself on the Google and Apple app stores as “a non-bias social network for people all over the world.” 

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Sunday described GETTR as “the Twitter killer” in a post on the new site.

Miller told Fox News earlier this week he hoped Trump would join but that the former president was considering a number of options. He said Trump was not funding the platform.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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Leading podcast cuts through finance commentary noise

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With so much financial commentary out there, how do you find clarity?

Wyld Money dives into the world of financial freedom. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just getting started, join us for actionable tips and tricks to unlock your earning potential, and retire on your own terms.

In this episode, Mark is joined by host of ‘This Is Money’ Podcast, Glen James. #wyld money #trending

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Will slashing immigration curb the housing crisis?

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The Australian Coalition has revealed its strategy to tackle the housing crisis by reducing migration numbers.

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s proposal to cut immigration by a quarter aims to tackle the housing crisis but has been met with skepticism for overlooking deeper structural issues.

Mark Wyld from MW Wealth joins to discuss. #trending #featured #wyld money

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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