GiveSendGo states that crowdfunding hacks will not leak credit card information or steal money

GiveSendGo says no credit card information has been leaked or money stolen since the website listing Freedom Convoy’s fundraising activities was recently hacked and the donor’s name was revealed. increase.

“GiveSendGo has a dedicated team focused on identifying these malicious attackers and pursuing action against cybercrime,” the company said on February 15. statement..

GiveSendGo states that it shut down the website when the hack was discovered on February 13th and performed a security audit before returning online.

According to the Christian crowdfunding website, staff morale remains high after the information leak.

“We’re in the middle of a fight. I didn’t think it was easy. This didn’t cause us to be afraid. Instead, it became even clearer that we couldn’t retreat. “

on the other hand, Website Denial of decentralized secrets Hosting Hacked Material (DDoSecrets) posted another batch of illegally obtained information on February 15.

DDoSecrets has posted material leaked to the Freedom Convoy campaign since February 13th, as the platform is being hacked repeatedly. The latest batch of donor information titled “Give Send Go 4.0” was posted on February 15th and consisted of a 5GB file containing donor information from the “Adopt A Trucker” campaign.

In June 2020, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security document stated to DDoSecret.Crime hacker groupAfter the hacking operation targeted federal, state, and local law enforcement databases, authorities speculated that they supported George Floyd’s posthumous national protest.

More than US $ 8 million has been raised at GiveSend Go due to truck drivers’ continued protests against COVID-19 obligations and restrictions in Ottawa. The convoy, which began as a protest against forced immunization of cross-border truck drivers, has grown into a larger movement with the support of those who want to end the restrictive COVID-19 measures.

The issue of funding the Freedom Convoy organizers has been a source of tension after authorities lobbyed the former platform, GoFundMe, and successfully canceled the convoy’s fundraising efforts.

The organizer then pivoted to GiveSend Go. An Ontario court later decided to freeze funds for protesters. GiveSendGo said it was not under the jurisdiction of an Ontario court.

GoFundMe allowed Freedom Convoy organizers to withdraw $ 1 million in food and fuel costs for protesters before canceling fundraising on the site.

TD Bank said on February 12 that it had frozen two bank accounts with deposits totaling more than $ 1.4 million to support truck driver-led protests. A TD spokeswoman told Reuters that one of the bank accounts received a $ 1 million lump sum in Canadian currency via the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe and the remaining approximately $ 300,000 was sent to several banks electronically. He said the money was sent to a second account through.

Meanwhile, while invoking an emergency law against ongoing protests, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on February 14 that the federal government would provide a crowdfunding platform and money laundering prevention and terrorist funding regime. Announced to include payment service providers for use under.

“These changes cover all forms of transactions, including digital assets such as cryptocurrencies. Illegal blockades are criminalized by crowdfunding platforms and some payment service providers they use. It highlights the fact that it has not been completely captured under the proceeds of the Terrorism Financing Act, “freeland said.

IsaacTeo contributed to this report.

Noe Chartier


NoƩ Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter.

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