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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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