One of the most prominent hacktivists gangs, Anonymous, has returned. Security analysts have verified that the most recent attack by malicious hackers focuses on Epik, an alt-right web host company.
Anonymous Hacktivist group claims that they have seized gigabytes of Epik’s data which supplies several customers with the domain name, hosting, and DNS services. Among many other places on the right-wing are the GOP in Texas, Gab, Parler, and 8chan. The information stolen was disclosed as a torrent document. The hacktivist group states that the data package, which has a size of over 180 GB, includes a “decade’s worth of data from the company.”
Epik is a web and domain registrar service provider company that caters to certain right-wing customers. The company is a leading service provider: it helps organizations that normally disconnect IT, service providers.
“The data set is all that’s needed to trace actual ownership and management of the fascist side of the Internet that has eluded researchers, activists, and, well, just about everybody,” said the Anonymous hackers.
The allegedly disclosed database might enable anyone to know the identity of Epik client as well as other personally identifiable information as per Ars Technica’s latest revelation.
Likewise, Anonymous’s current cyber operation named “Operation Jane” was launched in September following the passing of the Texas Heartbeat Act. The restricted abortion law authorizes the enforcement of the six-week prohibition on abortion, not necessarily by government entities or by the police. Any Texas resident who carries out or aids in facilitating unlawful abortion can take a civil complaint, and demand at least $10,000 in penalties, according to that act.
Different SQL databases hold client records for every domain name hosting Epik are among the data sets. Ars investigated a tiny section of the leaked dataset, including an Epik mailbox that contained Epik CEO Rob Monster letters from a source.
“We are not aware of any breach. We take the security of our clients’ data extremely seriously, and we are investigating the allegation,” an Epik representative told Ars.
Before the attack, Anonymous altered the Texas GOP homepage with “Texas: Taking voices from women to promote theocratic erosion of church/state barriers,” substituting references to “Help Texas Stay Red.” “Texas.” The group has also placed “donate” links to Planned Parenthood for reproductive health services.