Epik recently reported on the most recent data breach in which 180 GB of data was leaked from the online data server. According to Epik, there was an “unauthorized intrusion” into their systems. Allegedly behind this data breach was a group of hacktivists called Anonymous who modified Epik’s official knowledge base.
According to Wikipedia, Epik is an American domain registrar and web hosting company known for providing services to websites that host right-wing, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content. It has been described as a haven for the far right as it is ready to provide services to far right websites that have been denied service by other internet service providers.
Epik data breaches also affected non-consumers
Reports have also shown that the affected users are not only from the Epik database, but millions of non-consumers as well. According to Arstechnicia, âThis happened when Epik scraped and saved WHOIS records from domains, including those not owned by the company. The contact information of those who have never processed directly with Epik was also saved in Epik’s systems. ”
Epik said in a statement that the data breach monitoring service has started sending alerts to the subscribers whose email ID was revealed when the data breach occurred. During this data breach, many non-consumers also served as bait for the hackers.
Epik has suggested that its users watch out for more activity, but has also assured them that they will take care of everything.