“Alt-right” domain registrar, rumored to have deanonymised domain owners, hacked

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Epik, an internet service company that has provided hosting services and domain names to right-wing sites like Parler, Gab, and the infamous Texas abortion snitch site, was hacked this week and customer data leaked.

In a press release about the hack, dubbed Operation EPIK FAIL, Anonymous said it was able to obtain “a decade” of information, including domain registrations and transfers, account credentials, and emails from an Epik employee. . this is necessary to trace the actual ownership and management of the fascist side of the Internet that has escaped researchers, activists and, well, almost everyone, “the statement said.

This kind of thing seems to be a model in the ecosystem of right-wing alternatives to traditional Internet services and platforms. While it is fair to say that they may be under more concerted attack than most providers, there is also an unfortunate quality in public communications (“a spokesperson for Epik said the company” was not aware of any violations. ” ) Which suggests they don’t “I don’t know what needs to be done.

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