Monday, December 26, 2011

Hacking Group hit US security firm Stratfor

An internet hacking group is claiming to have stolen a wealth of emails and credit-card information about clients of US-based security company Stratfor.

The group, Anonymous, says the company's clients include the US defence department, army, air force, law enforcement agencies, top security contractors and technology firms such as Apple and Microsoft.
The activists say they were able to obtain the information because the company did not encrypt it.

In an email to its members, Stratfor said it was suspending its email and servers, and was working closely with law enforcement to identify those responsible.

It also said the disclosure was "merely a list of some of the members that have purchased our publications and does not comprise a list of individuals or entities that have a relationship with Stratfor".

Anonymous has been involved in scores of hacking exploits, including the recent defacing of a website of Syria's Ministry of Defence to protest against a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters. Last year, it launched retaliatory attacks on companies perceived to be enemies of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.


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