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Anonymous exposes 75,000 credit card numbers
washington post ^ | 1-1-2012 | Jolie O'Dell

Posted on 01/01/2012 2:43:56 PM PST by NoLibZone

Hacker collective Anonymous has just dumped 200 GB of names, email addresses and passwords for around 860,000 Stratfor users. Anonymous also exposed credit card numbers for 75,000 paying customers of Stratfor.

Stratfor, a security think tank, provides reports on international security and related threats to government and military personnel as well as to the private sector.

It is unknown whether Anonymous gained access to other, more sensitive information during the Stratfor hacks, which occurred on December 24.

“The time for talk is over,” wrote Anonymous last night on Pastebin.

“It’s time to dump the full 75,000 names, addresses, CCs and md5 hashed passwords to every customer that has ever paid Stratfor. But that’s not all: we’re also dumping ~860,000 usernames, email addresses, and md5 hashed passwords for everyone who’s ever registered on Stratfor’s site… Did you notice 50,000 of these email addresses are .mil and .gov?”

Anonymous’ motives for the a

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: anonymous; anonymoushackers; stratfor

1 posted on 01/01/2012 2:44:08 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

May this trigger the NSA and DOD to hunt every Anonymous member down and execute them.

Anonymous has done more to aid those that want to regulate the internet than any other event or group.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 2:46:20 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: NoLibZone

Can’t open the link, but it’s easy to guess why Stratfor was targeted.

Stratfor is reliable and impartial in its analysis. The hackers didn’t go after Globalsecurity.org, which is a Left-leaning site.


3 posted on 01/01/2012 2:50:35 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

I can open the link.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/anonymous-exposes-860k-stratfor-users-and-75k-credit-card-numbers/2011/12/30/gIQA5oXqQP_story.html


4 posted on 01/01/2012 2:52:44 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: NoLibZone
I think this offense should be the equivalent of stealing, or disabling, a man's horse in the old West in the 1800s and should be treated the same.


5 posted on 01/01/2012 2:53:21 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NoLibZone

“May this trigger the NSA and DOD to hunt every Anonymous member down and execute them.”

No, but it may trigger the “Security Think Tank’ to think about securing their data.


6 posted on 01/01/2012 2:53:32 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: NoLibZone

You would think, being the sort of organization they are, that they would have better security. That kind of goes with the territory, doesn’t it?


7 posted on 01/01/2012 2:54:15 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: NoLibZone
May this trigger the NSA and DOD to hunt every Anonymous member down and execute them.

Well, now that the Kenyan has signed the new "Americans Are Terrorists" law, these little monsters can be detained indefinitely as enemies of the state.

8 posted on 01/01/2012 2:54:41 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: NoLibZone

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if it turned out that “anonymous” was being run out of the pentagon as a sort of fast and furious for the internet. Get people all riled up so that they demand more government cyber-policing.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 2:56:48 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: NoLibZone

I get STRATFORs free newsletters, so no exposure here but this just pisses me off. It’s going to end up like the cities that prohibit selling spray paint to kids, everyone gets punished for the misdeeds of a few.


10 posted on 01/01/2012 2:59:32 PM PST by bigbob
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>> and md5 hashed passwords

Salted or unsalted?


11 posted on 01/01/2012 2:59:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Old Sarge

“Well, now that the Kenyan has signed the new “Americans Are Terrorists” law...”

I heard he had a whole lot of help from Republicans in the House and Senate.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

And the Kenyan could have vetoed it. But he wanted it.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 3:13:19 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: NoLibZone

Hacker collective Anonymous = Terrorists


14 posted on 01/01/2012 3:20:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Old Sarge
Stratfor is reliable and impartial in its analysis.

Too bad they are anything but reliable when it comes to IT security.

15 posted on 01/01/2012 3:20:36 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Old Sarge

And almost every Republican in the House and Senate would have voted to override the veto.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 3:21:01 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: NoLibZone

Wow. What a great revolution for “the people.”

Bunch of commie, computer-geek aholes who have no clue what is happening in the world.


17 posted on 01/01/2012 3:22:57 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: NoLibZone; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks NoLibZone.
May this trigger the NSA and DOD to hunt every Anonymous member down and execute them.
Feet first into a live wood chipper.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 3:37:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Feet first into a live wood chipper.

Standard cannon fuse can come in a 500 foot roll, is pretty cheap, and travels one foot a minute. Twist the fuses together at the feet, wrap the rest around each leg, up across the arms, then across the torso and finally ending around the head.

If you're going to do it, do it right.

19 posted on 01/01/2012 3:50:09 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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Comment #20 Removed by Moderator

To: NoLibZone


21 posted on 01/01/2012 3:57:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
They sound like OWS morons:

“All our lives we have been robbed blindly and brutalized by corrupted politicians, establishmentarians and government agencies sex shops, and now it’s time to take it back.”

22 posted on 01/01/2012 4:00:10 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: NoLibZone

Thesis + antithesis = synthesis.


23 posted on 01/01/2012 4:07:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: NoLibZone
Do you think it is just a funny coincidence that the Obama Administration is incapable of finding and identifying Anonymous?

While the evidence is circumstancial. I believe Anonymous is working closely with the Obama Administration.

24 posted on 01/01/2012 4:15:34 PM PST by detective
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To: Gene Eric

apparently unsalted. Credit card numbers and expiration dates kept in clear. CVVs stored in clear. And Anonymous got root access on Linux servers running Apache.


25 posted on 01/01/2012 4:23:17 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: NoLibZone

find them, kill them

No screwing around.


26 posted on 01/01/2012 4:23:55 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: NoLibZone

860,000 sets of contact info plus 75,000 credit cards would not come anywhere close to 200GB, even uncompressed.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 4:32:05 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> Thesis + antithesis = synthesis

thesis * (1 + anti) = syn * thesis

syn = 1 + anti

Let’s introduce matter:

matter * syn = matter * (1 + anti)

mattersyn = matter + antimatter

Who is John Mattersyn?


28 posted on 01/01/2012 4:41:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

My info was exposed. I just canceled my CC. No activity but only a matter of time, I have a long day of changing all my auto pays on Tuesday. Crazy thing is I never leave my info at a site but figured these guys would be safe. Guess I was wrong.


29 posted on 01/01/2012 4:44:44 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: vbmoneyspender

My info was exposed. I just canceled my CC. No activity but only a matter of time, I have a long day of changing all my auto pays on Tuesday. Crazy thing is I never leave my info at a site but figured these guys would be safe. Guess I was wrong.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 4:44:50 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

actually you get a world “without form and void”. Genesis 1


31 posted on 01/01/2012 4:46:10 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

>> CVVs stored in clear.

Those codes are not supposed to be stored. Perhaps there are exceptions.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 4:47:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: NoLibZone
May this trigger the NSA and DOD to hunt every Anonymous member down and execute them.

You're talking a "starfish" organization here. It will prove nearly impossible to hunt them down.

33 posted on 01/01/2012 4:48:39 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: NoLibZone

Pathetic group of wanna-bes hiding behind Guy Fawkes masks.

They are so 2011!!


34 posted on 01/01/2012 4:55:51 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: kingu

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.folklore.urban/msg/59b8ae9fc980f043?dmode=source
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1172/does-the-head-remain-briefly-conscious-after-decapitation


35 posted on 01/01/2012 5:03:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: NoLibZone

Looks like the Taliban has acquired an IT staff.


36 posted on 01/01/2012 5:04:44 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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To: NoLibZone
Gosh golly, these slick HaXXorz got my STRATFOR password. Wow. Now they'll be able to post stuff to the site they apparently hate under my name. At least until I change it.

This one is actually sort of peculiar. STRATFOR is a private strategy analysis website, nothing more. So 50,000 people who subscribe to it work for the government. So what? I'm guessing this is a crime of opportunity, not of ideology. And a cheap crime it is. Precisely how they expect to overthrow The System by enriching the Russian Business Network and the Chinese fake credit card manufacturers is a little hazy to me. Logic is apparently not the strong suit here.

Normally I'd ask them to say hello to the Secret Service for me but given this administration's penchant for ignoring crime that tends to be in their political favor, I won't hold my breath.

37 posted on 01/01/2012 5:16:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
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38 posted on 01/01/2012 6:23:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: SpaceBar

“”if it turned out that “anonymous” was being run out of the pentagon as a sort of fast and furious for the internet””

Just when I was thinking of turning over a new leaf for the New Year. I was going to stop being cynical!

It does make sense tho’, doesn’t it - twisted but sense nonetheless!


39 posted on 01/01/2012 6:50:40 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: kingu

“Standard cannon fuse can come in a 500 foot roll, is pretty cheap”
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40 posted on 01/01/2012 7:50:11 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Amen!


41 posted on 01/01/2012 7:54:23 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: NoLibZone

You do know that Anonymous backs Paul, right?


42 posted on 01/01/2012 8:07:48 PM PST by marty60
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To: Gene Eric

There are no exceptions. Big no-no.


43 posted on 01/01/2012 8:31:27 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: crosslink

Sorry to hear that. I do hope the go after these guys. They’ve arrested some of them but obviously not all of the ringleaders.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 8:33:53 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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