Christmas Day was apparently the perfect day for a little holiday hactivism by the team of international cyber-teurs known collectively as Anonymous, as they rolled out the latest phase of their Operation Anti-Security initiative by cheerfully hacking their way into a security firm in Texas to avail themselves of clients’ personal and financial information.
Check out the video Anonymous released to mark the occasion under the excerpt below. —KA
Up to a total of $1 million was reportedly stolen from Stratfor, in Austin, Texas, a leading provider of military, economic and political analysis for clients that include Apple and the U.S. Air Force.
“#AntiSec plundered 200gb of their mails and more booty,” read a tweet by @AnonymousIRC on Saturday.
Anonymous, an online community with no hierarchical organization, has been working with the hacking group Lulzsec on a series of hacking attacks it calls Operation Anti-Security, or Operation AntiSec. The operation began in June 2011, with an attack on the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the U.K.‘s national law enforcement agency. Since then, attacks have targeted the governments of Brazil, Tunisia and Zimbabwe, NATO, various U.S. law enforcement websites and Fox News.
Anonymous promised that the attack on Stratfor was just the beginning of an assault on a long list of targets.
“#Antisec has enough targets lined up to extend the fun fun fun of #LulzXmas throught the entire next week,” @AnonymousIRC tweeted.