According to the hacktivists, the data makes it possible to track the leaders of the “fascist side of the Internet.”
Anonymous hacktivists reported the theft of nearly two hundred gigabytes of data from the Epik domain registrar. The company’s list of clients includes right-wing radical sites, including Texas GOP, Gab, Parler, 8chan, etc. The stolen data were published in the form of torrent files, and also posted on the Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) site.
The dataset, which totals 180GB, contains Epik customer data from the past ten years, Anonymous said. The hacktivists said the dataset contains “everything needed to track the real owners and leaders of the fascist side of the Internet.”
Epik is a domain registrar and service provider known for providing services to extreme right-wing organizations that have been abandoned by more popular service providers due to controversial and sometimes illegal content published by these organizations.
Among the stolen data are various SQL databases containing customer records associated with each domain name hosted by Epik.
According to Epik itself, the company is not aware of a possible data breach and is currently under investigation.
Anonymous also edited Epik’s knowledge base to ridicule all of the company’s denials.
“On September 13, 2021, a group of kids calling themselves Anonymous, which we had never heard of, said that they had managed to get, um … in general, to be honest, all our data and publish it. They stated that this includes all user data. In general, everything. All usernames, passwords, email addresses, support calls that compromise every anonymous service we have. Of course, this is not true. We’re not stupid enough to allow this to happen, ” says Epik’s edited knowledge base, already removed by the company, but archived.
There is a sarcastic statement at the end of the knowledge base page: “We wrote it all ourselves, and this is not part of the hacked account.”
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