Anonymous to release massive data set of the far-right's preferred web hosting company - 2021-09-14

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F0.png Anonymous to release massive data set of the far-right's preferred web hosting company September 14, 2021, Claire Goforth, Daily Dot

The hactivist collective Anonymous says that it has gained access to a massive trove of data from Epik, the web host and domain registrar for a variety of right-wing sites. Epik's client list has reportedly ranged from more mainstream conservative groups like the Texas Republican Party to Gab and other far-right sites on the fringes of the internet.

In a press release, Anonymous says that it has captured "a decade's worth of data" from Epik. They say the data includes domain registrations, domain transfers, passwords, account credentials for all of Epik's customers, logins, more than a half-million private keys, payment history, a "dump of an employee's mailbox, just because we could," and more. Of the private keys, they wrote, "What are they for? Who knows!"

"This dataset 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," they said.

"And maybe have a little extra fun. For the lulz."

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{{cite news | first = Claire | last = Goforth | title = Anonymous to release massive data set of the far-right's preferred web hosting company | url = https://www.dailydot.com/debug/anonymous-hack-far-right-web-host-epik/ | work = Daily Dot | date = September 14, 2021 | accessdate = September 18, 2021 }}