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[ISN] FBI says Anonymous charged $700K in Stratfor attack


By Dara Kerr
March 12, 2012

During the court case for Jeremy Hammond--the Antisec hacker busted for stealing data in the Stratfor breach--the FBI says charges made with stolen credit card information equals $700,000.

When the Antisec branch of Anonymous hacked into security think tank Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, at the end of December, one of its claims was the theft 200GB worth of data, including e-mails and clients' credit card information.

Days after the hack, the group published 860,000 e-mail addresses and 75,000 unencrypted credit card numbers on the Web.

Now, the FBI's Milan Patel says that between December 6, 2011, and February 2012, "at least $700,000 worth of unauthorized charges were made to credit card accounts that were among those stolen during the Stratfor Hack," according to Internet security news site Security Week.


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