Anonymous takes credit card info from SpecialForces.com

The hacker group Anonymous seems to be busy conducting a new series of cyber attacks, or at least taking credit for attacks that were made in the past. A few days ago it took credit for accessing the servers of a security think tank, Stratfor, where it took a large number of credit card numbers. Now the New York Times reports that the group has announced it has taken credit for another attack, but this one took place last August.

The victim was SpecialForces.com, a web site that sells military themed items with part of the sale proceeds going to charity. Anonymous claimed it took credit card info as well as passwords and other personal info from the company's web server. In a statement, SpecialForces.com does admit to the cyber attack but added that there have been no security breaches since August. It states that "we believe that the recent Stratfor incident is being used to bring this old news back into the spotlight."

IdentityFinder claims that Anonymous stole 7,277 unique credit card numbers from SpecialForces.com along with 36,368 usernames and passwords. Anonymous says it plans to continue its "week long celebration of wreaking utter havoc on global financial systems, militaries and governments," so we can expect even more announcements from the hacker group.

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Azies said,
Why? What was this website hurting? Especially since it goes to charity? I mean Anonymous, is starting to look more and more like a terrorist organization? How does it feel guys? To be put in the same category as Al Qaeda.

They are back to their old bad selves again.

Really, just round them up, put them into prision and throw away the key, maybe a couple of rounds with a baseball bat would be good aswell. I would love some of these people to face the same type of hurt and grief that they get there jollys off given to other people who have worked hard to achieve something and are quite happy destroying there lives.

Pam14160 said,
and, her is another reason why SOPA could pass. . .sad.

lol, SOPA has nothing to do with hacking. I'll give you a hint SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

The online reason it'll pass are clueless people that don't contact their congress person.

TheAleas said,
So who is next on their list? The red cross or *insert the name of a non-profit organization* ?

The next on their list is any web-site that contains CC info and runs any type of exploitable web-server/database/app. They only go after sites that are weak with known exploits. The skill level of these hacks is what kids are doing in middle school.

Dont see why Anonymous hasnt been gone after more than it has. This is stupid. Anonymous is becoming what they hate. Pretty soon they will be attacking themselves.

Guys... no offense but this is kind of misleading.

At best this group is a splinter of Anon, AntiSec is not Anon. AntiSec was a few anons taking over what LulzSec was doing a while back. (Hacking the crap outta everything to prove security was terrible.)

TLDR: Anon /= AntiSec

It was all fun and games when it was just Sony. They at least claimed to have a specific agenda then. I wonder what it is now.

Anonymous has become nothing more than an unorganized petty crime syndicate. As with other groups like Occupy, they had a chance to change the world. But they got distracted and threw it all away (of course). Once these kids get busted, it will be back to business as usual for the rest of the world. What a wasted opportunity to really change something for the better.

On-topic: Why the hell would you steal from a military-theme novelty website? What negative impact does the existence of that site have on the world? Anonymous need to disappear.

bjoswald said,
Anonymous has become nothing more than an unorganized petty crime syndicate. As with other groups like Occupy, they had a chance to change the world. But they got distracted and threw it all away (of course). Once these kids get busted, it will be back to business as usual for the rest of the world. What a wasted opportunity to really change something for the better.

On-topic: Why the hell would you steal from a military-theme novelty website? What negative impact does the existence of that site have on the world? Anonymous need to disappear.

Not that I think they actually knew what their intentions were, but if you want self-justification it might go like... military novelty = violence and patriotic propaganda. One should not support violence of any kind (again, not my belief) and that patriotic propaganda is harmful because it splinters the human race into factions (I know, I know). Whatever... you get the gist.

"week long celebration of wreaking utter havoc on global financial systems, militaries and governments"

This site was none of the above so I guess FedEx is next.

Exactly, the idiots at Anonymous are terrorists and should be treated as such. Life in prison is what they deserve.

Are people actually comparing these guys to actual terrorists? o_O Damn, people are stupid lol. No wonder Americas freedoms are being ripped away, ANYTHING that scares or annoys them needs to be killed or locked away.

C-Squarez said,
Are people actually comparing these guys to actual terrorists? o_O Damn, people are stupid lol. No wonder Americas freedoms are being ripped away, ANYTHING that scares or annoys them needs to be killed or locked away.

Lets just see how funny and harmless you think it is after they've stolen and used *your* personal information.

PeterTHX said,

Lets just see how funny and harmless you think it is after they've stolen and used *your* personal information.

And that equates to blowing up innocent people...how? Where is the evidence they actually use any of this info? And guess what? My identity was stolen at one point but I learned the in's and outs of the FCRA and the FDCPA, got rid of the collection accounts they acquired and started a credit repair company. Now I work for myself and also do freelance foreclosure defense for families that can't afford a $3,000 lawyer. So I can argue it's the best thing to ever happen to me.

In no way do I agree with what they are doing, but guess what, they are free to do it until they get caught. Personal responsibility should play a part. Their parents should have taught them better. I don't think I should have to potentially suffer and have my rights ripped away just because they weren't raised right.

Terrorism isn't just blowing people up. Cyber-terror is very real.

As for rights, except for having to wait in lines at the airport and going through enhanced security screenings my life hasn't changed one iota. I'm still free to do what I want (and afford).

PeterTHX said,
Terrorism isn't just blowing people up. Cyber-terror is very real.

As for rights, except for having to wait in lines at the airport and going through enhanced security screenings my life hasn't changed one iota. I'm still free to do what I want (and afford).

For now you are. And let me be clear on this as well, I fully agree with your right to class whoever you like how ever you like but people have to realize that calling for the heads of anyone that get's on our nerves is a slippery slope. My life hasn't changed at all but it isn't about me or you, that's too limited of a scope. Banks have money insured for a reason and they also have zero liability programs as well so if a credit card is stolen and used the person can contact the bank, all monies will be returned and the card limited or closed.

Working in the field I do I understand that ID theft is huge. I was fixing a woman's report and someone bought an Escalade while we were working on it. She owns a Kia and not the nice ones. We contacted the credit bureaus, put a security freeze on her account, showed she was in FL and couldn't have bought a car in California and the vehicle was retrieved and the culprit arrested. As bad as that is, no one died. The thief HARDLY deserves to be held without trial and locked away for no reason for ever. Calling them terrorists puts that option on the table. We need to have thicker skin as a country because things like the NDAA gets signed into law when we show how pathetic we are.

Other than 'wreaking utter havoc on global financial systems, militaries and governments', these hacking groups are exploiting security holes to show how easy it can be done (ie how the security in place is built with spit and tissue)

If all this nonsense makes programmers/developers account for more robust online security, won't that be a betterment for all of us?

I'm not condoning stealing peoples CC info. But if they aren't using the info obtained, aren't Anon/AntiSec/etc just displaying security ignorance and incompetence?

TextOnAFlatScreen said,
Other than 'wreaking utter havoc on global financial systems, militaries and governments', these hacking groups are exploiting security holes to show how easy it can be done (ie how the security in place is built with spit and tissue)

If all this nonsense makes programmers/developers account for more robust online security, won't that be a betterment for all of us?

I'm not condoning stealing peoples CC info. But if they aren't using the info obtained, aren't Anon/AntiSec/etc just displaying security ignorance and incompetence?

no it won't be enough. lol Cyber-terrorism is the new money-spinner. goverments will now spend millions & millions on tackling the threat & bringing in legislation after legislation to strip the free nature of the inet. the thing is, all these so called defense experts are all trying to figure out how to fight back instead of fixing the underlying root of the problem (which if they did, the threat would be reduced 90+ %)

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