Epik Data Breach- Blue Hexagon Comments

BACKGROUND:

Epik, the Right-Winged domain registrar, has notified users of a security breach after Anonymous claimed to have stolen “a decades worth of data” from the web registration company. Rob Monster, Founder and CEO of Epik Holdings, responded to claims of the breach on Twitter

Experts Comments

September 17, 2021
Saumitra Das
CTO and Co-founder
Blue Hexagon

The response from Epik does not make it clear if they know what happened. This has happened to a lot of the right-wing outlets (Parler and Gab) because they have been brought up in record time to capitalize on current events like the Election, Vaccines, Voting, Deplatforming to be able to fundraise or get traction quickly. Unfortunately, this usually means that security takes a back seat from business pressure which can result in breaches. Usually, hacktivists are not known to be as

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The response from Epik does not make it clear if they know what happened. This has happened to a lot of the right-wing outlets (Parler and Gab) because they have been brought up in record time to capitalize on current events like the Election, Vaccines, Voting, Deplatforming to be able to fundraise or get traction quickly. Unfortunately, this usually means that security takes a back seat from business pressure which can result in breaches. Usually, hacktivists are not known to be as sophisticated as nation-state groups or the big game ransomware operators but nowadays a lot of tools and malware are for sale and can be used by anyone who is reasonably technically adept at penetrating networks.

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