The hacking group Anonymous claims to have obtained gigabytes of data from Epik, a company that provides domain names, hosting and DNS services to too many far-right customers. These include the Texas GOP, Gab, Parler and 8chan. The stolen data was released as a torrent.
Anonymous states that the data set is over 180 GB, and contains data from the company for a decade.
The hacking group says the data set is "all you need to find the real ownership and management of the fascist side of the Internet."
If this information is correct, the data and identities of Epik customers could now fall into the hands of activists, researchers and almost anyone curious.
The attack took place on September 13, 2021, in retaliation for hosting fascist websites. The breach reveals a huge amount of the company's customer data, but deletes WHOIS files belonging to individuals and organizations that were not Epik customers.
The data include over 15 million unique email addresses, names, phone numbers, physical addresses, purchases and passwords stored in various formats.