Massive hacking of right-wing sites by Anonymous reveals anti-Semites

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A massive hacking operation on web hosting company Epik, led by hacktivist group Anonymous, released data for 110,000 people, including Nazis and far-right extremists, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.
Epik, the Washington-based domain registrar, is very popular with right-wing extremists and hosts sites such as the Texas GOP website and several anti-abortion sites such as Texas Right to Life and a site where residents of Texas can anonymously “snitch” on abortions, according to freelance journalist Steven Monacelli who broke the news of the hack earlier in September.

Some 110,000 full names, addresses, credit card numbers and unencrypted passwords of Epik users have been disclosed through the massive Anonymous hack.

One of the users whose data leaked was Joshua Alayon, a former real estate agent from Pompano Beach, Florida.

The Anonymous hack exposed Alayon as an anti-Semitic denier who has already paid for domains such as christiansagainstisrael.com and theholocaustisfake.com. As a result of the hack, his employers fired him, as reported by real estate news site In man.

“We don’t want to be involved with anyone with thoughts or motives like this,” said Rick Rapp, the owner of the brokerage house who employed Alayon. TWP.

GATHERING IN SUPPORT of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on January 6. (Credit: TERRAY SYLVESTER / REUTERS)

Additionally, one of the hacked domains was Patriots.win, a pro-Trump bulletin board created to replace TheDonald, a Reddit.com forum closed following the Capitol uprising of January 6.

Anonymous co-founder and security researcher Aubrey “Kirtaner” Cottle said TWP the hack was motivated by their frustration with Epik hosting numerous extreme right-wing extremist websites in the name of “free speech”.

“Everyone is tired of the hate,” Cottle said. “These far-right players, they play dirty. Nothing is off limits for them,” she said. TWP.

In response, an Epik spokesperson said TWP that they “do not endorse or endorse any particular ideology and we feel uncomfortable with calls to censor those who use our services.”

The spokesperson also added that the hack was a “flagrant violation against our users”.



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