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Data Exposed In Stratfor Compromise Analyzed 141

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the forecast-is-for-doom dept.
wiredmikey writes with an excerpt from an article in Security Week: "Following news that security and intelligence firm Stratfor is downplaying the recent hack of its systems, Identity Finder today shared a detailed analysis of the data released so far by the attackers. Based on the analysis, 50,277 Individual Credit Card Numbers were exposed, but 40,626 are expired, leaving just 9,651 that are not expired. In terms of emails, 86,594 Email addresses were claimed to be exposed by the hackers, but only 47,680 were unique. The hackers have released personal information for Stratfor subscribers whose first names begin with A through M, with N through Z expected to be released soon. In addition to the presently published data compromised during the attack, the attackers claim that 200GB of company email containing 2.7 million emails was captured as well." As of posting, Stratfor's website is still down.
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Data Exposed In Stratfor Compromise Analyzed

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  • by Herkum01 (592704) on Wednesday December 28, 2011 @01:29PM (#38517432)
    I highly doubt that Charities are getting charged chargeback fees for something that they did not do themselves and you made up the amount of 250,000 because there is no way the banks would be able to justify the fees for a quarter of the total amount.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 28, 2011 @01:29PM (#38517438)

    A special Category in the Darwin Awards.

  • by rmstar (114746) on Wednesday December 28, 2011 @02:03PM (#38517864)

    In this case, it would be good PR for a bank to cover it for the charities. Heck, the banks could probably even write it off as a donation.

    Good PR? Give me a break. Banks don't give a rats ass about PR because they mostly 0wn this planet, and there is literally nothing that will stop them from 0wning it more. I mean, they seriously damaged the world economy, put lots of people into excruciating hardship in the US, and there they are. PR didn't really play a role in this.

    So no, they will take the money for the backcharge, and if a charity goes broke, then that will be it.

  • by flyingsquid (813711) on Wednesday December 28, 2011 @03:59PM (#38519070)
    Anonymous is nothing more than a bunch of irresponsible children. What the fuck is up with targeting Stratfor? It's not some shadowy clandestine service, it's just a think tank formed by a former politics professor that does analysis. Now, I suppose if your entire worldview is informed by children's cartoons and Hollywood blockbuster movies, that's enough to make them the "baddies" and you the "goodies", but the world doesn't really work that way. Let me explain this to you Anonymous children in terms you can understand: if Batman is walking down the street and sees a guy with a strange costume, he doesn't just beat the shit out of the guy. He goes back to the Batcave, and does his homework, and does some sleuthing, and only after he has figured out that the guy is, in fact, engaged in criminal behavior, *then* Batman beats the shit out of him. See, if you break the law to stop a criminal act, then you're a vigilante. Like Batman. But if you break the law and attack people when you don't have any evidence that they are engaged in criminal activity... then you're not Batman. You're just a fucking criminal.

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