A Canadian man who has claimed to be involved in other hacks took credit for the hack on GiveSendGo that resulted in a release of the names of donors to the Freedom Convoy protest in Canada.
Here is the admission of Aubrey Cottle, aka “Kirtaner,” on Tik Tok, and it’s unique, often at the top of his lungs.
Warning for graphic language:
This is Aubrey Cottle. He hacked GiveSendGo and he doesn't care if anyone knows it. He's live on TikTok bragging about doxing and releasing the info that's currently getting thousands of people fired from their jobs for donating to the Freedom Convoy. pic.twitter.com/HJW7BBRc4z
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 16, 2022
“Yes, I tossed the trucker. I hacked GiveSendGo, and I’d do it again. I’d do it a hundred times. I did it. I did it. Come at me. What are you going to do to me?” Cottle said in the video. “I’m literally a famous f***ing cyberterrorist, and you think that you can scare me?”
Cottle also posted a video that he alleged showed the website with his name on the donation page for the Freedom Convoy. He claimed it was the site responding to him.
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 16, 2022
Cottle previously posted a TikTok video on Feb. 7 saying, “It would be a real shame if something were to happen to GiveSendGo.” On Sunday, GiveSendGo was hacked, and over 92,000 names of donors on the platform were leaked online. The hack also redirected the GiveSendGo.com visitors to a new webpage featuring an essay criticizing the platform posted over a video of Disney’s Frozen.
“The Canadian government has informed you that the money you a-holes raise to fund an insurrection is frozen,” the essay said. “You are committed to funding anything that keeps the raging fire of misinformation going until it burns the world’s collective democracies down.”
Cottle also claimed credit for multiple other hacks including Gab, Parler, Truth Social, and Epic Hosting.
It’s generally not a good idea to confess to hacking on social media. He seems to think that there won’t be any impact on him, indeed he dares people to “come at him.” It remains to be seen if he did do it. He certainly wants people to think he did. But he may have just invited a visit from the federales with this rant.
GSG got the page back up and it has now reached just under $10 million dollars for the truckers. On Thursday, the Ontario Superior Court ordered GiveSendGo to freeze their funds meant for the protesters. GiveSendGo refused. “We are also going to be taking the Ontario government to court to seek an immediate lifting of what we consider to be an unlawful order,” they said.
The names were leaked in a database that has been posted online so now many media outlets and others have it. We reported how a CTV anchor was calling people, likely using the list, asking them to justify why they donated to the Freedom Convoy. Now the Washington Post is doing something similar, sending emails out to the people asking them why they donated.
The Washington Post is contacting people whose donation info was leaked and who gave as little as 40 dollars to the truckers to ask them why they did so
Email provided to me by a source pic.twitter.com/qbzebYyHiP
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 16, 2022
I’m sure that if anyone responded to these people, it was to say a version of “It’s none of your business” or “Don’t you care about freedom?” The WaPo had no problem using illegally acquired hacked information and harassing people with it? Funny how that was the excuse by many in media to ignore the Hunter Biden laptop revelations. Liberal media doesn’t see their job as speaking truth to power and questioning authorities. They see it as maintaining the narrative and questioning those who would dissent.