Release: GabLeaks (70 GB)
Public posts, password hashes and private messages from the social media site Gab, available for limited distribution
GabLeaks is 70 gigabytes of public and private posts, user profiles, hashed passwords, DMs, and plaintext passwords for groups from the far-right social media site Gab. This dataset includes over 70,000 messages in more than 19,000 chats, by 15,000 users, in plaintext format.
GabLeaks is being released as limited distribution, because of the large amount of private information and password hashes it contains. Limited distribution datasets must be requested by groups or individuals with a proven track record of doing research in the public interest. We share limited distribution datasets with the understanding that they will not be re-published in their raw form. Journalists, academics and other sorts of researchers can contact us via our public channels, to request access to limited distribution datasets.
Some journalists were given early access to GabLeaks, a standard practice as we rely on a broad network to interrogate our datasets. Last week, one of these reporters from Wired magazine, reached out to Gab for comment based on his knowledge of the hack. In response, Gab posted a blog entry stating this reporter is "essentially assisting the hacker in his efforts to smear our business and hurt you, our users." These accusations are entirely false. The Wired reporter has had no contact with the DDoSecrets source. Gab CEO Andrew Torba then went on to call DDoSecrets “mentally ill (t-slur) demon hackers”, which became an instant meme and greatly increased interest in our publication.