Sunday, December 25, 2011

US Security Think Tank, Straffor, Hacked

According to a recently published Associated Press article, global security think tank, Stratfor, was hacked this morning. Almost 200GB of emails and credit card information was stolen by the hacking movement known as "Anonymous".

The hacking movement promises a week-long assault on a long list of targets. In a recent Twitter posting, the group posted, "Not so private and secret anymore?"

The group said that it was able to get credit card details, in part, because Stratfor failed to encrypt them. George Friedman, chief executive of Stratfor, said that the company is "working closely with law enforcement to identify who is behind the breach.

Stratfor's website is currently down and has the following banner up.

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