Hackers claim to have stolen 200 GB of emails and credit card data from United States security think tank Stratfor.
Members of the hacking movement known as “Anonymous” promised Sunday a weeklong assault on a long list of targets to celebrate Christmas.
The group posted a link on Twitter to what it said was the company’s client secret client list – including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Goldman Sachs and MF Global – taunting “not so secret anymore?”
Anonymous said it was able to get credit details, in part, because Stratfor didn’t bother encrypting them.
The group’s claims could not immediately be verified, although Stratfor’s website was down. A banner read “site is currently undergoing maintenance.”