Members of the hacker group Anonymous claim to have leaked a large amount of data about the Texas Republican Party. The leak, the size of which is not clear, is said to include the organization’s “private documents”.
According to the hacker, these documents are part of the data set that I was It was recently stolen from Epik, a controversial web recorder that has often been criticized for hosting far-right groups and individuals.
When reached for comment on Monday, the Texas Republican Party confirmed to Gizmodo that he is a user of the Epik platform. The organization further stated that it reported the incident to federal law enforcement officials:
This incident has been reported to the FBI and is currently under investigation. The reported information leak stems from the September 13, 2021 attack on Epik, a web hosting provider that was used by several organizations including the Texas Republican Party.”
The September leak resulted in Epik leaking to the web about a “decade” of data – about 180 gigabytes of domain purchases and transfers, Account credentials, emails, and more. He. She Followed by another leak later On September 30, it was dubbed “The /b/Sides” which are reported to contain Bootable disk images for Epik servers.
This latest GOP-related leak was announced in a “press release” recently posted on 4chan: “I bet you think it’s over, right? HA! HA!” is reading. In the statement, the group claims that the Republican data cache contains “private documents, database, and draft articles that didn’t make the narrative cut short, lousy memes (?), and only Raptor Jesus knows what else.”
Related, the Texas Republican Party site was Recently hacked and defaced By anonymous members, after the controversial state passed Anti-abortion law.
Gizmodo has not independently verified the GOP data. However, Mikael Talin from the Daily Dot he said that He was able to verify that the cache contained “sensitive information including the names, phone numbers, and addresses of volunteers, donors, and job applicants”.