The company’s Web Host and Domain hosting businesses have been closed and the company has been forced to shut down its business as a result of a cyber threat, the company said on Monday.
“We are taking this action due to the threat we are facing.
We are a small business that has had a long and healthy history of hosting our own web sites and now have to close our business due to a serious cyber threat,” the company, which has more than 100,000 registered users worldwide, said in a statement.”
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and regret the disruption this will cause to our customers.
We have taken immediate steps to address the matter and have also contacted our law enforcement partners,” it said.
The news comes amid rising cyber threats, as authorities are investigating the impact of a Russian-linked attack that affected a number of large companies and banks, as well as individuals and government agencies.
The threat, dubbed “BUK,” has caused damage to the IT sector, and was described by cyber experts as the most sophisticated attack to date.
It is not known whether the attack targeted any Epik Web Hostings customers or other customers, and the news comes days after the company shut down one of its Web hosting services, as a precaution.
Epik Web hosting, which is based in the Netherlands, was founded in 1996 and has been serving its customers in the UK since the 1990s.
In a statement to ABC News, the Epik company said it had no comment at this time.