Anonymous takes credit for new cyber attack

Anonymous decided to have an end-of-year cyber attack blow out, according to some sources. Venture Beat reports that the notorious hacker group is the likely suspect in a new cyber attack on the Austin, Texas-based security firm Stratfor. The organization admitted on its Facebook page that on December 24 "an unauthorized party disclosed personally identifiable information and related credit card data of some of our members."

While it is sometimes hard to tell if a cyber attack on a group is in fact the work of Anonymous, this newest incident seems to be the real deal. The group's Twitter page posted a link to the Pastebin web site that claims to list Stratfor's secret clients. Stratfor has denied this claim, saying that the list that was posted was simply "a list of some of the members that have purchased our publications."

Anonymous claims to have 200 GB of data from Stratfor and says it will release more information from that database in the near future. It also says it will steal $1 million from the company's credit card accounts and give that money to a number of charitable groups such as American Red Cross, CARE and Save the Children. We are not sure if any of those groups would accept any donations if they knew it came from stolen credit cards.

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ScubaDog, CMG_90, casper2, and especially saex conroy. You are all idiots. Anonymous is a non-centralized group without a leader, meaning ANYONE can say they're from the group, and no one can disprove that. If I break in your house start yelling I'm from anonymous and kill your family, does that mean anonymous just killed your family and they all need to burn? You morons need to understand the public relations battle that's going back and forth. People that ARE anonymous are doing A to show they they're trying to say / do, while people that are NOT anonymous are doing B, trying to make anonymous look the opposite of who they are. The problem with them being anonymous is they can't just come out and say "See, this is really me, and that isn't".

The big thing people don't understand right now, is the occupy movement is NOT the anonymous group, and not necessarily the opposite either, and the anonymous group is not necessarily all in the occupy movement. My understanding is this is all going this direction for many many reasons.

A> They showed they can't fight the system from within the system even with a larger group vs a smaller group, the marjority lost.

B> They are in the process of showing that peaceful protests are met by violence from the controlling government.

C> Next, showing that force control of technology that the larger corporations don't understand will change things.

D> Last, showing that once the founding structure of technology is removed the larger group, now on an even technology control structure will be in control with whatever means is necessary.

Yes, the revolution is coming. Yes, if you're in the US, you're going to be right in the middle of it. No, if you're against it at this point, there's nothing you can do.

These low lifes are pretty damn stupid. "oh lets steal credit cards and give the money to charity" regardless, the money is stolen and will need to be returned.

Could somone PLEASE find these people and put them in prison for life? They simply don't deserve to be in society. They are simply evil. Period.

Why is Anonymous only hitting western companies and governments? Where was Anonymous when Gaddafi was killing his own people? Why aren't they saying anything about what's happening in Syria? How come they aren't targeting banks in totalitarian countries? Afraid of being caught?

I'm not sure if I find Anonymous more obnoxious and pathetic now, or when they masturbated furiously to pictures of mutilated cats.
Seriously, knowing their origins, it's difficult to find anything remotely noble about their claims.

What's ridiculous, is them giving that stolen money to charities.

This is either show-off or pure silliness. They are trying to show themselves as the good guys.
When the only way they can do that is stop stealing in the first place.

FMH said,
What's ridiculous, is them giving that stolen money to charities.

This is either show-off or pure silliness. They are trying to show themselves as the good guys.
When the only way they can do that is stop stealing in the first place.


More likely result is that they won't steal the money. Or release any more data.

Anonymous always threaten to release more data, and claim that what they have so far is "the tip of the iceberg". Only occasionally do they follow through.

casper2 said,
Anonymous members need be arrested and convicted for there crimes and jailed for life.

yes, those idiots need to grow up, they were threatening me on youtube because i called someone fat in a video and i was told this "i can do things to you computer.. bla bla bla" and i told this person "f you" and nothig happened till now...


they are some retards - adults with still childish minds and they need to grow up

Anon such a charity case. I thought anon was also protesting at the Stock Exchange? I guess they were trolling about how bad the economy was so by doing these the interest rate will go up, good job Anon keep on crippling our economy.

TsMkLg068426 said,
Anon such a charity case. I thought anon was also protesting at the Stock Exchange? I guess they were trolling about how bad the economy was so by doing these the interest rate will go up, good job Anon keep on crippling our economy.

I'm sure this is what is killing our economy or affecting rates. /sarcasm

farmeunit said,

I'm sure this is what is killing our economy or affecting rates. /sarcasm

LOL! You know what I meant, I just can not understand what they do sometimes if it justifies anything. I understand politicians are bunch liars and they are showing how easy it is showing how badly most security fails but come on you have to admit there has to be a limit at some point and yes I know politicians will never change but we can for the better good.

I hope these was understandable, I know my grammar is not perfect.

Ently said,

Because they can I guess?

And also because there really is no way for us to tell whether they really did it or not.

FMH said,

And also because there really is no way for us to tell whether they really did it or not.

True that man!