Austin, TX, Release: October 6, 2021 — For Immediate Release
On September 11, 2021, the Republican Party of Texas (“RPT”) was informed of a cyber attack against EPIK, RPT’s web hosting provider. It was the web hosting provider that experienced the attack. This criminal activity was reported immediately to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks and intrusions.
Unfortunately, all data on the RPT’s website was compromised and has since been released to the public for download from common hacker torrent sites. This data may include names, email addresses, and telephone numbers. As a result of this cybercrime, an individual may receive a notification that their email address has been compromised.
While we are deeply concerned about the release of this information, no financial information, such as bank accounts or credit card information, is ever stored on the RPT’s website.
We are conducting a thorough review of this incident and are implementing security measures to protect against further attacks.