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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Anonymous - Safe & Secure?

Members of the loose-knit hacking movement known as "Anonymous" posted a link on Twitter to about U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor and what they said was Stratfor's tightly-guarded, confidential client list. Among the list: The U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the Miami Police Department.

If the Army and Air Force can get their security hacked, do you think your information is safe?

Anonymous on Sunday claimed to have stolen a raft of e-mails and credit card data from U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor, promising it was just the start of a weeklong Christmas-inspired assault on a long list of targets.
"Not so private and secret anymore?" the group taunted in a message on the microblogging site.
Wishing everyone a "Merry LulzXMas" – a nod to its spinoff hacking group Lulz Security – Anonymous also posted a link on Twitter to a site containing the email, phone number and credit number of a U.S. Homeland Security employee.

One member of the hacking group, who uses the handle AnonymousAbu on Twitter, claimed that more than 90,000 credit cards from law enforcement, the intelligence community and journalists – "corporate/exec accounts of people like Fox" news – had been hacked and used to "steal a million dollars" and make donations.

Just more proof that you should not believe anyone (hello Facebook, Google, etc.) when they say your information is private.

And if some hackers can get this information, then you have to believe that the Government is getting that information as well.  Maybe they even have a file & profile on you (Facebook does if you use Facebook).

Big Brother is watching.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

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