What is Discord.io, the platform that leaked data of 760 thousand users?

Eray Eliaçik
Aug 16, 2023

In an era of escalating data security concerns, an intriguing narrative has emerged, casting a spotlight on the enigmatic entity known as Discord.io. Recognized for its distinct provision of custom invite URLs for Discord servers, this third-party service has recently been thrust into the spotlight due to a significant data breach, raising questions about user data protection and platform security.

However, the most prominent of all questions is not related to the data breach. Amidst the chatter of a recent data breach affecting a staggering 760 thousand individuals, a more profound question emerges, one that beckons us to the very essence of this digital tale: What is Discord.io? If this query has sparked curiosity within your own mind, rest assured, you stand not alone. As the data breach incident unfolds, let us embark on a journey to decode the enigmatic Discord.io – its purpose, its affiliations, and the nuances that set it apart from the revered Discord platform.

What is Discord.io?

Discord.io was a third-party service that allowed users to create custom invites for their Discord channels. It was not an official Discord site. So, what is Discord.io exactly?

What is Discord.io? Unveiling the service behind a data breach affecting 760K users. Explore its purpose, differences from Discord, and more!
What is Discord.io? Unveiling its differences from Discord

Imagine a realm where the intricacies of custom invite URLs wield the power of a digital magician, offering a seamless passage to the heart of Discord servers. Herein lies Discord.io, a unique player in the tech symphony, distinct from the familiar crescendo of Discord – the widely acclaimed communication hub favored by gaming communities and diverse digital cohorts.

The demarcation between Discord.io and the official Discord platform becomes evident. Think of Discord.io as a bespoke usher, handing out exclusive invitations to the grand theater of Discord servers. Yet, the curtain call awaits on the grand stage of the official Discord platform, inviting potential registrants to partake in the digital spectacle.

Discord.io data breach chronicles

However, every tale weaves its own labyrinth, and Discord.io's narrative embarks on an unforeseen twist with the revelation of a data breach. 'Akhirah,' the enigmatic architect of this breach, lurking within the shadows of the darknet. Swift to respond, Discord.io validated the breach's legitimacy and enacted a momentary intermission, pausing its services to mitigate the unfolding digital drama.

Within the breach's trove, a diverse array of data was exposed, ranging from seemingly innocuous internal user IDs and avatars to the more critical components of usernames, Discord IDs, email addresses, encrypted passwords, and glimpses of billing information.

Discord.io's countermeasures

Yet, amidst the tumultuous tide, valiant defenders emerged. Discord.io brandished its digital arsenal, initiating a multi-pronged defense strategy. The first line of defense entailed the nullification of OAuth tokens, rendering the hacker's maneuvers null and void. Premium subscriptions met their fate, gracefully bowing out, as Discord.io implored users to recalibrate their digital fortresses through password resets and the fortification of accounts via two-factor authentication. Also, Discord.io is temporarily shot down for now.

For more information about the Discord.io data breach, visit the related article.

Decoding the Dichotomy: Discord.io vs Discord

In unraveling the intricate fabric of contrast, Discord.io and Discord emerge as distinct entities within the digital sphere.

What is Discord.io? Unveiling the service behind a data breach affecting 760K users. Explore its purpose, differences from Discord, and more!
What is Discord.io, the platform that leaked data of 760 thousand users?
  • Origins and affiliation: Discord.io and Discord are celestial bodies occupying different orbits. Discord shines as a well-established communication colossus for gamers and digital cohorts, while Discord.io orbits independently, illuminating pathways to tailored interactions.
  • Functionality: Discord extends an alluring embrace with its diverse offerings – voice, video, text, channels, and more. In contrast, Discord.io showcases its finesse through personalized links, offering an express lane to targeted servers.
  • Integration: Discord.io's allure eventually guides travelers to Discord's main stage, but the spotlight remains on its prowess in simplifying the ingress.

The Discord.io data breach saga stands as a vivid testament to the evolving synergy between innovation and safeguarding digital realms. As we traverse the ever-expanding landscapes of the digital frontier, let Discord.io's tale serve as a poignant reminder of the imperative to fortify our digital strongholds, enhancing the harmony between technological marvels and resolute security measures.

Until our paths converge again, remain vigilant, for the digital tapestry is ever-unfolding.

Featured image credit: Discord.io


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  1. Seeprime said on September 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Missing from the “story”: Ukraine’s agreement to never use Starlink for military purposes. This is why.

    Ghacks quality is AI driven and very poor these days since AI is really artificial stupidity.

    1. Karl said on September 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm

      “Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson forced to ‘clarify’ book’s account of Starlink incident in Ukraine War

      “To clarify on the Starlink issue: the Ukrainians THOUGHT coverage was enabled all the way to Crimea, but it was not. They asked Musk to enable it for their drone sub attack on the Russian fleet. Musk did not enable it, because he thought, probably correctly, that would cause a major war.”

      1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:58 pm

        I posted above comment to:

        Not to the following article about Geforce where I currently also can see it published:

  2. Anonymous said on September 11, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    Well, using Brave, I can see Llama 2 being decent, but it is still not great?
    All these AI stuff seems more like a ‘toy’ than anything special, I mean, it is good for some stuff like translations or asking quick questions but not for asking anything important.

    The problem is Brave made it mostly for summarizing websites and all that, but all these Big tech controlled stuff, won’t summarize articles it doesn’t agree with, so it is also useless in many situations where you just want it to give you a quick summarization, and then it starts throwing you little ‘speeches’ about how it doesn’t agree with it and then it never summarizes anything, but give you all the 30 paragraphs reasons why the article is wrong, like if I am asking it what it thinks.

    SO all this AI is mostly a toy, but Facebook with all the power they have will be able to get so much data from people, it can ‘train’ or better say, write algorithms that will get better with time.

    But It is not intelligence, it is really not intelligence all these AI technology.

  3. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
    Article URL: [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]

    The eternal problematic of regulating, here applied to AI. Should regulations (interventionism) have interfered in the course of mankind ever since Adam and Eve where would we be now? Should spirituality, morality, ethics never have interfered where would we be now? I truly have always believed that the only possible consensus between ethics and freedom is that of individuals’ own consciousness.

    Off-topic : Musk’s beard looks like a wound, AI-Human hand-shake is a quite nice pic :)

    1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Haha, oh dear, Tom.
      I thought that the comments system issue where comments shows up under a totally different article was fixed. But seeing your comment here, the “error” is clearly still active. Hopefully it is sorted as soon as possible.

      1. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 6:40 pm

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]

        Hi Karl :) Well, let’s remain positive and see the good sides : one’s comment appearing within different articles (the one it was written form and for, another unrelated one) brings ubiquity to that comment : say it once and it’s published twice, double your pleasure and double your fun (“with double-mint, double-mint gum” and old ad!). Let’s forget the complications and inherited misunderstandings it leads to. Not sure the fun is worth the complications though. Which is why, with a few others here, I include Article Title & URL with comment, to ease a bit the pain.

        This said, I’m trying to find a logic key which would explain the mic-mac. One thing is sure : comments appearing twice keep the same comment number.

        For instance my comment to which you replied just above is originally :


        It then got duplicated to :


        Same comment number, which let’s me imagine comments are defined by their number as before but now dissociated in a way from their full path : that’s where something is broken, as i see it.

        First amused me, then bothered, annoyed (I took some holidays to lower the pressure), then triggered curiosity.
        I’m putting our best detectives on the affair, stay tuned.

      2. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

        Hehe, yes indeed, staying positive is what we should do. Good comes for those who wait, as the old saying goes. Hopefully true for this as well.

        Interesting that the comments number stays the same, I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.

        Not useful for us, but hopefully for the developers (if there are any?), that perhaps will be able to sort this comments error out. Or our detectives, I hope they work hard on this as we speak ;).

        Cheers and have a great weekend!

      3. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 9:18 am

        Whoops, my bad. I just now realized that the error I saw in your example URL (error-code-0x0003) was part of the linked article title and generated by Geforce! Oh dear! Why did I try to make it more confusing than it already is lol!

        Original comment:


      4. Tom Hawack said on September 16, 2023 at 9:20 am

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]

        @Karl, you write,

        “I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.”

        I haven’t noticed that up to now but indeed brings an element to those who are actually trying to resolve the issue.
        I do hope that Softonic engineers are working on fixing this issue, which may be more complicated than we can imagine. Anything to do with databases can become a nightmare, especially when the database remains accessed while being repaired, so to say.

        P.S. My comment about remaining positive was, in this context, sarcastic. Your literal interpretation could mean you are, factually, more inclined to positiveness than I am myself : maybe a lesson of life for me :)

        Have a nice, happy, sunny weekend as well :)

      5. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 12:35 pm

        Correct: AI is certainly overhyped, it’s also advertised by some shady individuals. It’s can also be misused to write poor quality articles or fake your homework.


        16 September 2023, this website is still experiencing issues with posts erroneously appearing in the wrong threads. There are even duplicates of the exact same post ID within the same page in some places.

      6. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 8:41 pm

        Clerical error “[It] can also be misused …” you just can’t get the staff nowadays.

        Obviously [#comment-4573795] was originally posted within [/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]. However, it has appeared misplaced within several threads.

        Including the following:

  4. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    “How much radiation is dangerous?
    Ionizing radiation, such as X-rays and gamma rays, is more energetic and potentially harmful. Exposure to doses greater than 1,000 millisieverts (mSv) in a short period can increase the risk of immediate health effects.
    Above about 100 mSv, the risk of long-term health effects, such as cancer, increases with the dose.”

    This ban is about NON-ionizing radiation limits, because there is too much radio wave power from the iphone. This has nothing to do with the much more dangerous ionizing radiations like X-rays, that are obviously not emitted at all by mobile phones. I invite you to correct your article.

  5. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    “Aaro.mil makes history as the first official UFO website”

    I wonder if it’s just smelly crowdsourcing for the spotting of chinese balloons or whatever paranoia they’re trying to instigate, or if they are also intentionally trying to look stupid enough to look for alien spaceships, for whatever reason. Maybe trying to look cute, instead of among the worst butchers of history ?

  6. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    “The tech titan’s defense”
    “Whether he provides a clear explanation or justifies his actions”
    “the moral compass”

    You take it for granted that this company should agree being a military communications provider on a war zone, and so directly so that his network would be used to control armed drones charged with explosives rushing to their targets.

    You don’t need to repeat here everything you read in the mainstream press without thinking twice about it. You’re not just pointing interestingly that his company is more involved in the war that one may think at first and that this power is worrying, you’re also declaring your own support for a side in an imperialist killfest, blaming him for not participating enough in the bloodshed.

    Now your article is unclear on how this company could be aware that its network is used for such military actions at a given time, which has implications of its own.

    Reading other sources on that quickly, it seems that the company was: explicitly asked ; to extend its network geographically ; for a military attack ; at a time when there was no war but with the purpose of triggering it, if I understood well. You have to be joking if you’re crying about that not happening at that time. But today you have your war, be happy.

  7. Anonymous said on September 30, 2023 at 1:21 am

    comments and article dont match

  8. Gerald Brennan said on October 1, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    The writers were on strike?

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