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Silentptnr

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CraigD

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Many of us are simply foreign clients who have no stake in US politics or issues.

If your domains are benign as I suspect most are, and you're not politically active, I doubt you have too much to worry about.

Change your password.
Lock your domains down.
Double check your credit card statements.

This thread is likely being monitored for reactions, with usernames being matched to the data released.

Just saying.
 

Rinapo

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Hacktivist group Anonymous has successfully breached and leaked the database of Epik, a controversial web hosting provider and domain registrar that has given shelter to many right-wing websites over the past few years, such as Gab, Parler, and The Donald.

The hack, which based on timestamps in the leaked data took place on February 28, was announced on Monday via a dedicated website [archived] and posts on internet forum 4chan.

“A decade’s worth of data from the company. That’s right, everybody,” the group touted on Monday on their site....

https://therecord.media/anonymous-hacks-and-leaks-data-from-domain-registrar-epik/
 

karamakate

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You are in our prayers today. We are grateful for your support and prayer. When situations arise where individuals might not have honorable intentions, I pray for them. I believe that what the enemy intends for evil, God invariably transforms into good.

Blessings to you all.

Regards,

Rob Monster
Founder and CEO
Epik Holdings Inc

Praying? Blessings? God?!

SERIOUSLY ???!!!

If you have also protected your servers with holy water, the reason why you have been hacked is obvious.
 

Peak.Domains

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It's good to see that you're finally admitting that Epik was very likely attacked for their politics. Beyond that, I have no idea what point you think you're attempting to make, nor do I care. My one and only position this entire time, was that they were attacked because of their ideology. You're welcome to scroll up if you're still confused.

Let's scroll up together!

You cited the words of the hacker, I asked if you believed everything else they said. Maybe I'm old-school, but I still believe that asking someone a question is a great way to learn something, even on days like today when that belief is tested, it's better to ask a question than to make an assumption. I would have thought that you'd appreciate that.

With peace and love, I didn't think my question would upset you to a point that you'd accuse me of creating a strawman, when that's literally what you went on to do. I won't pester you any further with the bare minimum of conversation, who would expect such a thing on a forum.
 
I think we should stand with Rob in this tough time. This is not his fault at all. Everyone has the right to freedom of speech and express his beliefs. Domaining won't be fun without Epik. I mean who else offers $0.99 ".CO" deals for bulkers with great tools? :-P

Regarding the data leak, I think people should not really worry about it unless it's their passwords or card info (which is not there) considering too many data breaches got public recently and they probably already contain your emails. It's no surprise anymore and no one would have time to look up your personal details out of millions of domains and misuse them unless you're popular like Rob. The worst you can expect is a few spam emails that you're already receiving.

The only problematic thing is Rob's last name which is opposite of his religious beliefs. :xf.laugh:

This is not a political thing. I would want my data to be protected.
There is no reason to inject politics, religion, etc.

A company is supposed to be a good steward of their customer's information.

In fairness, if some of the hack stuff is true then there are likely some serious security issues that need to be addressed.

Brad
 
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DirkS

Dutchman.info
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Praying? Blessings? God?!

SERIOUSLY ???!!!

If you have also protected your servers with holy water, the reason why you have been hacked is obvious.

Any website can be hacked. Sadly, if you stand for free speech and are not on "team woke", you're a target. That's actually what should be what's upsetting to you, but no, let's mock Rob's religious beliefs, instead.

I think it's pretty clear to those paying attention, that people like you are offended by someone injecting their religious beliefs within their business. Sure, we get it. However, if that offends you, no one is forcing you to do business with Rob. So why bother acting like a sophomoric child, resorting to spewing insulting snide remarks?

Countless people run their businesses around their beliefs. So why act like the hackers themselves, getting your pants in a bunch, and get all offended just because YOU don't happen to share those same beliefs? You know what Rob isn't doing? He's not publicly race baiting and injecting division and RACE into this daily marketing emails. Gee, who does that? Cough *GoDaddy*.

People who attack someone based on their religion are a disgrace. Let Rob be Rob and move on. His beliefs and his willingness to host third party websites who wish to exercise their free speech, individual sovereignty, and discuss their second amendment rights are literally WHY he was attacked, which is a concept that you would think a child would be able to grasp, yet here we are. Being hacked and having your business dismantled for your own beliefs is wrong, no matter how much people want to avoid that conversation.

If you're argument is that politics and ideology should be left out of business, then you'll need to cough up a strong defense for virtually every corporation who's knee deep in forcing their ideologies onto their customers. This is all we've witnessed in the last few years. For example, if GoDaddy were ever hacked (unlikely since they're on team woke) I still would never claim that it's somehow justified.
 
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Team Woke lmfao smokin home grown arent you?
Your pro epik, anti daddy and thats it. one is god, one is the devil.
This is high quality entertainment at its finest.
Did alleged hackęrs write below article or Robin Monster? I saw someone reefer to him as robin on some blog. Sorry its tuck
https://archive.is/traih
 
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This is not a political thing. I would want my data to be protected.
There is no reason to inject politics, religion, etc.

A company is supposed to be a good steward of their customer's information.

In fairness, if some of the hack stuff is true then there are likely some serious security issues that need to be addressed.

Brad

Rob could have the security of Pentagon, but if team woke decides to dismantle you, then you're being dismantled. If there is indeed major security flaws at Epik, then that's obviously an issue that needs to be addressed ASAP. That said, the tendency to conflate WHY he was attacked is rampant on this thread. Rob wasn't attacked merely because there may have been extreme security flaws (which we still don't know yet) He was attacked due to who Rob is personally, and the websites he chooses to host.

A website shouldn't be attacked based on a site owner's politics or religion, yet here we are. This is why we're supposed to have the freedom to choose where we wish to spend our money. As a society, we're not supposed to resort to fascist tactics anytime we disagree with someone's belief systems.

Do you really want to live in a sterilized world where a business owner is unable to express his opinions or publicly run his business guided by his religion, without fearing the sheer dismantlement from the state or opposing group think? If your thought process is that injecting political and religion into business is merely a beacon for an attack, and therefore for the sake of safety we should just all be autonomous, neutral flavored robots, that's an incredibly dark path for humanity.
 
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Paul

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How many domainers does it take to save a drowning man? Three:
  1. One to say he was conservative and therefore had it coming
  2. One to say a liberal pushed him into the water
  3. One to tell the other two to knock it off
He still drowns.

Unless you have new, useful information to share in order to help your fellow domainers, knock it off.
 

xeroox

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Team Woke lmfao smokin home grown arent you?
Your pro epik, anti daddy and thats it. one is god, one is the devil.
This is high quality entertainment at its finest.
Did alleged hackęrs write below article or Robin Monster? I saw someone reefer to him as robin on some blog. Sorry its tuck
https://archive.is/traih
I love the part "it’s as bullshit as covid19 and 5G."
 

Future Sensors

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Rob posted he thought the data taken was from a system backup, years old. I still think it was an inside job.

Let's stay with the facts. Where did you read the "years old" part?

I only saw Rob say that Epik "engineers believe the hack is from an outdated external backup, not Epik's core production". Almost by definition, a backup is aged. Basically it can mean a backup made last week, last month, three or six months ago. It is still quite serious and can provide plenty of opportunities to gain further access to internal and external systems. Backups are often an easy way to get a lot of critical information at once. Many companies fail to adequately protect their backups. The data in this particular backup seems to span a huge time frame. Having a good backup can save a company at critical moments, but it can also cause a lot of trouble for a company if the data falls into the wrong hands. Whether this was the only attack vector may become clear later.
 
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