Hackers Target Supporters Of Breached Security Firm
December 27, 2011 by staff
Stratfor said on its Facebook page that some people who offered public support for the company after it revealed it was hacked “may be being targeted for doing so”.
The loose-knit hacking movement named Anonymous has claimed through Twitter it has stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to the company’s clients. Anonymous members posted links to some of the information on Monday and more yesterday.
Stratfor, based in Texas, said its affected clients and supporters “are at risk of having sensitive information repeatedly published on other websites”.
A message posted online yesterday by a group claiming it spoke for Anonymous mocked victims who spoke to the media about how they had learned their credit card information was stolen and used to make unauthorised charitable donations. The message ridiculed someone who criticised the hacking on Facebook, saying: “We went ahead and ran up your card a bit.”
Stratfor provides political, economic and militaryanlysis to help clients reduce their cyber security risks.
Anonymous has warned it plans more attacks this week. The group, reported to be a collective of hackers, became famous for attacking the companies and institutions that opposed anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.
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