Government Files Leaked By A Minecraft Discord Server

Raymond Hong

SAN JOSE CALIF.—On March 1 and 2, 2023 Discord was put under fire as government files were leaked.

Screenshot of Discord server; Photo Credit: WikimediaCommons

The leaks included basic things like the number of troops and casualties in areas, but the information slowly spread to show that the U.S. has been spying on everyone. They also had information on Ukraine’s military and where they were weak.

The government files included things such as the number of casualties in Ukraine and information from spying on enemies and allies. These files have been passed around from different apps, but everything started in a discord server called “Thug Shaker Central”. This server focuses on racist memes, gaming, and guns. Discord user “Jack the Drippler” was in an argument about Ukraine vs Russia war. He started out by typing out the documents but when people showed no interest he began to take pictures of the documents and sent them. The way he was able to access the document was because he was previously in the military. Discord user “Jack the Drippler” posted the leaks on March 1 and 2, 2023.

On April 5 the leaks were posted on social media app Twitter. Things moved quickly as on April 10 the FBI went to interview a member of the “Thug Shaker Central”. Also since Discord works with the FBI they were able to find out Jack’s personal information. On April 13 a swarm of military and police vehicles surrounded his house and he was taken into custody.

People are now concerned about how much access government employees have to sensitive information and their ability to share it. Some people demand that the government review its security protocols. Some people blame Discord saying it corrupts the minds of the young. Silver Creek student Daniel Au states that “Out of all the messaging apps I use, discord is definitely my most used” 

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