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Anon hacks US "Think Tank" Stratfor
« on: December 26, 2011, 03:25:17 am »
Via +Barry King, who says,

"Wow. I used to read Stratfor's free emails, several years ago. The possibilities that Anonymous has with their info are mind boggling.

For those unaware, Stratfor is an independent intelligence outfit, selling info to whomever can pay. The summaries that I used to get for free read like sections of the Economist or the CIA World Fact Book, except that there was just that much more info: major factions, what's at stake, what moves people are making strategically and in which directions.

They used to advertise private intelligence gathering, too, in addition to selling higher detail versions of the free info I was getting..."

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/12/25/1438243/anonymous-hacks-us-think-tank-stratfor?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

Frankie70 writes "At 11:45 PST on Christmas Eve, hacking collective Anonymous disclosed that not only has it hacked the Stratfor website (since confirmed by Friedman himself), but has also obtained the full client list of over 4000 individuals and corporations, including their credit cards (which supposedly have been used to make $1 million in 'donations'), as well as over 200 GB of email correspondence."
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Re: Anon hacks US "Think Tank" Stratfor
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 03:29:09 am »
 :lulz:

Expect new definitions of "terrorism" soon.
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Re: Anon hacks US "Think Tank" Stratfor
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 04:24:13 am »
Oh shit. :lulz: This is going to be funny!
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Re: Anon hacks US "Think Tank" Stratfor
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 01:46:33 pm »
Stratfor are disputing some of the claims of Anonymous.  In particular, they claim their client list, beyond those who retain their email subscription service, was not compromised.

Stratfor, as far as private intelligence services go, are actually fairly straight-shooters.  Same for the Eurasia Group.  It's the more mercenary-linked ones who tend to go beyond information gathering and analysis, who spread disinformation for paying parties, who engage in covert actions etc