Wednesday, May 18, 2016

'Anonymous' s hits STRATFOR security group

group Anonymous began its promised week of Christmas , assaulting a long list of targets. The first Anonymous resulted in stolen emails and credit card data from Stratfor, an Austin-based think tank that concentrates on security issues.A Twitter account associated with "Anonymous" celebrated the Christmas-Day of security group Stratfor.

One alleged conspirator said the goal was to use that credit card data to stl a million dollars, and give the money away as Christmas donations, the AP reports. Online s, posted to Twitter, show receipts from the donations.
Twitter account @YourAnonNews, which is supposedly linked to the group, tweeted Sunday that the rson it was able to stl the credit card data was because it had not been encrypted by Stratfor -- an embarrassing mistake for a company specializing in security.Among the private clients on Stratfor's tightly-guarded list -- whose information Anonymous says it accessed -- are the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the Miami Police Department. The list also includes banks, law enforcement acies, defense contractors, and technology firms such as and , the AP reports.
'Anonymous' s attack companyAnonymous also posted s showing receipts of charitable donations made to non-profits. One theft victim, Alan Barr of Austin, did not know his credit card data had been stolen until an AP reporter called him for comment.
"It was all charities, the Red Cross, CARE, Save the Children. So when the credit card company called my wife she wasn't sure whether I was just donating," Barr said.
@YourAnonNews tweeted that Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift were among the next targets.
What do you think of Anonymous's ironic first target of the week?Who's next?
UPDATE: A press relse is circulating, saying that the Stratfor is not the work of Anonymous. However, it is difficult to tell who is correct.
Source: Mashable

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