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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 04:37 AM
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'Anonymous' hackers hit US security firm Stratfor
Source: BBC

The activist hacker group Anonymous says it has stolen thousands of emails, passwords and credit card details from a US-based security think-tank.

The hackers claim they were able to obtain the information because the company, Stratfor, did not encrypt it.

They say Stratfor's clients include the US defence department, law enforcement agencies and media organisations. <snip>

An alleged member of Anonymous posted an online message, claiming that the group had used Stratfor clients' credit card details to make "over a million dollars" in donations to different charities.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16330396



Stratfor says it has suspended operations of its servers and e-mail, and that they will remain suspended for "some time."
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 12:27 PM
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1. wow, that's pretty lax security on Stratfor's part that they didn't encrypt the info
:wow:
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