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Stratfor Hacked, 200GB Of Emails, Credit Cards Stolen, Client List Released, Includes MF Global, Rockefeller Foundation

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This Christmas will not be a happy one for George Friedman (who incidentally was the focus of John Mauldin's latest book promotion email blast) and his Stratfor Global Intelligence service, because as of a few hours ago, hacking collective Anonymous disclosed that not only has it hacked the Stratfor website (since confirmed by Friedman himself), but has also obtained the full client list of over 4000 individuals and corporations, including their credit cards (which supposedly have been used to make $1 million in "donations"), as well as over 200 GB of email correspondence. And since the leaked client list is the who is who of intelligence, and capital management, including such names as Goldman Sachs, the Rockefeller Foundation and, yep, MF Global, we are certain that not only Stratfor and its clients will be waiting with bated breath to see just what additional troves of information are unleashed, but virtually everyone else, in this very sensitive time from a geopolitical point of view. And incidentally, we can't help but notice that Anonymous may have finally ventured into the foreign relations arena. We can only assume, for now, that this is not a formal (or informal) statement of allegiance with any specific ideology as otherwise the wargames in the Straits of Hormuz may soon be very inappropriately named (or halfway so).

Chronology of releases from AnonymousIRC starting early this afternoon:

And the kicker:

Anon promises that much more is coming:

  • has enough targets lined up to extend the fun fun fun of throught the entire next week.

How the Stratfor site looked minutes after the hack:

Full letter from George Friemdan to clients as of an hour ago:

The full client list as released in a pastebin by Anonymous of all the alleged clients sorted by company name, can be found here. As this is merely an extracted column from a far larger database, we are confident much more very sensitive information, as the bulk of the companies are either in the intelligence or money management business, will be released shortly.


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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 01:14 | 2009877 GeoffreyT
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Mazel Tov, Mossad-licking motherfuckers.

StratFor and Debka belong in the same waste-bin as MEMRI and National Review. They are arms of the propaganda elements of the soi-disant 'intellectual' wing of the neoTrot movement (which is not 'con' except to the extent that they 'con' their susbcribers and the public).


As I have been saying for two years, this represents the 'quickening' of a movement that has its roots immediately after Rainbow Warrior, when a bunch of like=minded Aussies (and a few hangers on) decided that they would spend however-long-it-took to uncork the fucking arehole in the worlds diplomatic and intelligence sectors.


It will ALL be open sourced - the only decision left is whether governments do it voluntarily, or whether they have it forced on them.


Buckle the fuck up and Expect Us, you filthy bitchez.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 01:26 | 2009888 Panskeptic
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If you think the Jews are pulling the strings in this world, you're suckers. If Jews really had that much power, people would treat them with more respect.

After 1700 years of Christian charity, there aren't enough Jews left alive to affect anything.

This is just more infantile projection. Unhealthy appetites? Project them onto the Jews. It's worked all this time, why stop now?

Anti-Semitism is a mental illness. Get past it, and you'll begin to see more clearly. Right now, it's a great refuge for incompetent people who can't manage their own lives and pretend that someone else is ruining it for them.

Now let's get back to celebrating the birthday of the most powerful Jew of all. Merry Christmas.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 01:52 | 2009917 JOYFUL
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tag team trollsters today...

midgettranny wrestlers outta tel aviv. 

new lows for the lowlife squad.

aim higher losers!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 04:11 | 2009984 chindit13
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There are two kinds of failures in the world:  those who attempt to learn from their own mistakes or inadequacies, and those who need to find anyone---other than themselves---to blame.  Anti-Semitism is one of the results of the latter.  Success is the hallmark of the former.

If Jews are "pulling strings" in the world, it is because they have achieved.  Perhaps they should limit themselves and let the slower minded folk catch up, kind of a self-imposed Affirmative Action?  (I don't think trav7777 is a big fan of the Jews, but he is a big fan of IQ distribution, and knows that the average IQ for Jewish people is way above the general population, coming in somewhere around 117.)

Today there are about 12 million Jews in the world, roughly the same amount there were in 1939.  That people of that faith or ethnicity are overly represented in a host of fields is undeniable, but it might just owe more to inate intellect, work ethic, ambition and drive---not to mention the ability to overcome adversity---than anything nefarious.  Nepotism (of the ethnic variety) may play some part, too, but this is no different than what is practiced by Irish, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Russian, etc., etc., etc.  Pound for pound there is no group nor ethnicity that can hold a candle to the achievements of the Jewish people.  Not even close.  I say kudos.  The rest of us should take the challenge and pick up our own games.

By the way, I am not Jewish, and I am not much of a fan of Israeli policy.  I can, however, separate a people from a country.  I can also give credit where credit is due, and don't feel threatened because someone else achieved something noteworthy.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 07:09 | 2010086 JOYFUL
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If you're smart enough to separate a people from a country*, then you should be smart enough to discern the use of the word Jew as it is posed in modern conversation - which is to obfuscate our understanding of the policies of a small minority of satanists who hijacked Judaism, most of Christianity, and a substantial part of Islam in order to enlist an army of unsuspecting dupes into their project of dismembering civil society, east&west, and (re)imposing a tyrannical dictatorship of misanthropic, bullying, Bolshevik-style cabbalist control freaks whose lust for blood and power is currently taking us to the edge of another global war. 

Sionists use 'judaism' as a cover for their grand theft(Planet) so that while the rest of us are battling each other in the mistaken idea that we are 'natural' enemies, the Beagle Boys are heisting our joint inheritance of an earthly paradise that belongs to everybody CEPT the synagogue of satanists who lack the necessary 'humanity' to be included in it. Anti-semitism??? THAT WHOLE CONCEPT IS A BIGGER SCAM THAN MFG!!!


The beef with sionism is a beef with evil in human form...a jew is neither born evil,nor specially blessed, just like the rest of us, they have to fall from grace into a state of sin, then rise, if willing, to the special dimension of what makes us human.  When jews wake up and realize that their sionist puppetmasters plan to throw them under the bus with the rest of us, then you will see some real achievement on the part of the 'jewish people'...arm and arm with the rest of us. Gilad Atzmon, among others, leads the way in this direction...we need hope his message spreads faster than the cancer of sionist hegemonist rhetoric can. 

As for your pathetic IQ yardstick of supposed intelligence Chindit, who the fuck do you think makes up all these phony measurements  designed to punish everybody who still uses their heart and head in conjunction, the way we were designed too?  Give it up bro...whether yu be jewish or not don't matter in the least...your spiel is 100 percent BULLSHIT designed to just further confuse the common folk...taint workin.


*separate a people from a country!>!?!? think you be talkin about Palestine&the Palestinians Dawg!!!!...o, I forgot, cording to your boy Newt, they jus don't EXIST!!!! Bud, you just managed to achieve BOTH your own two definitions of a failure in a few short paragraphs! TURKEY TIME!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 08:12 | 2010124 Optimusprime
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Great comeback.  The sort of reasons offered by Chindit, in the absence of any actual acknowledgement and assessment of the the baleful machinations of organized Jewry, constitute "cover" for those machinations.


Someone of Chindit's evident savvy and experience should know better.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 23:38 | 2011065 chindit13
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Your bar is set very low.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 01:14 | 2011247 JOYFUL
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And you sir, appear to have developed a worms' eye view of the world. 

May the Lord find ye afore the Devil take ye!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 10:17 | 2010210 Panskeptic
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This is a medieval mishmash of cloaca-driven waste. There is no pure evil in the world, and Zionists are merely Jews who are tired of being killed at will by Christians and Muslims.

There is a school of idiocy that thinks that Jews are OK as long as they die when told to. Jews that fight for their lives are a threat to that psychosis.

"Jews with guns that shoot back? That's Not Fair!"

Sorry, loser, Jews won't die on cue for you or any other laptop emperor of the rec room.

P.S. To click on the "vote down" triangle for this message gets you a lifetime membership in the Losers' Club.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 11:58 | 2010317 Loose-Tools
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i would rather be considered a "Loser" than a "member" of any large, organized Religion (including yours; whatever that may be).

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:52 | 2010527 karzai_luver
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I am fine with "jews shooting back" now let's arm the rest of the "insects" of the world and get on with it.

Does not each "insect" have the right?

If "loser" is "not of you" then give me the downer toolboy.



Sun, 12/25/2011 - 18:53 | 2010753 Cathartes Aura
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who the fuck do you think makes up all these phony measurements  designed to punish everybody who still uses their heart and head in conjunction, the way we were designed too?

ahhh, THIS^^^^

stop using their yardsticks to measure your worth.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:53 | 2010528 JR
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Perhaps 1.46 million innocent Iraqis are dead because of this “high” Jewish IQ.  Your IQ rating system is flawed and many sources, such as those referenced in The Bell Curve research, would dispute your figures. You also neglected to mention that the primary reason that Jews have had influence in modern society has been through control of currencies, including the Federal Reserve System that issues and controls the world’s reserve currency, giving Jews inordinate power over institutions such as media, education and governments --and all business and commerce.

"The Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate."-- Senator  William Fulbright, Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee:  10/07/1973 on CBS' "Face the Nation".

"I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews..... terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen .... I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don't approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country"  -----Sec. of State John Foster Dulles  quoted on p.99 of Fallen Pillars by Donald Neff

"Don't worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America." –Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon,  October 3, 2001

A standing ovation (an Israeli-controlled Congress recently gave Netanyahu 56 applauses and standing ovations; the second time in American history a foreign leader was allowed to address a joint session of Congress the other being Churchill) given to the Israeli prime minister by the U.S. Congress this year was ‘bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.” – NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman

"I have to deal with him [Netanyahu] every day." – U.S. President Barack Obama

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 19:17 | 2010772 Panskeptic
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Ah yes, the medieval notion of satanic Jews that control everything behind the scenes. It wasn't Jews who killed those Iraqi's it was Dick Cheney, who would complain bitterly if you said Shalom to him. More Christian sins pinned on Jews.

Fortunately or unfortunately, these wondrous Jewish puppet-masters are countered by Arab-fellating oil billionaires, old-school-tie anti-Semites in diplomatic circles and knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Jew-hating conspiracy nuts such as those who hang around here.

So when the calculus is done, what do we wind up with? More dead Jews. Different arithmetic, same outcome. The prevailing complaint in this pathetic clusterfuck seems to be that Jews have the temerity to complain.

Perhaps some of you guys would be more comfortable at They worship that one-nutted, child-abusing psycho that reduced Germany to a smoking ruin in a mere twelve years, but they share your delirious hallucinations about Jewish control.

Press the down triangle to register your idiocy.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 20:47 | 2010835 JR
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Aside from the fact that almost every sentence you’ve written is dripping with hate, they are also dripping with inaccuracy. But to cite one item that’s the most obvious: Vice President Dick Cheney was the greatest hero of the last decade to the neoconservatives who can best be defined --- AS EVERYONE KNOWS --- for furthering the American Empire to include the interests of Israel and the American Zionists. Yes, Cheney held the weapon, but the Zionists pulled the trigger.

Also, AS EVERYONE KNOWS, most all of the neocon operatives are Jewish, supportive of the founder of neoconservatism, Norman Podhoretz.

“If the cold war was World War III, as some argue, Norman Podhoretz thinks, the United States should precipitate World War IV. Writing in Commentary (September 2002), he lauds President Bush's call for a preemptive strike against Iraq, but then asks: Why stop there? Indeed, most of the Muslim world needs to be overhauled, according to Podhoretz, including the ‘axis of evil’ (Iraq, Iran and the very non-Muslim North Korea), other Muslim countries such as Syria, Lebanon and Libya, as well as the ‘friends’ of America, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and for good …” -- The Christian Century, November 6, 2002

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 00:21 | 2011137 JOYFUL
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For a troll, you seem inordinately afraid of downticks- this is a good sign, as it indicates that you are beginning to feel real fear that the old playbook has lost it's power.  We are amused.

You are amusing. Carry on'll be done soon nuff.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 00:10 | 2011111 chindit13
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You've got all those quotes and links at the ready, finger on the trigger.  Methinks your rant has less to do with patriotism or concern for Moslems and Iraqis and everything to do with pure and simple racism.

Hey, since this website has become the heart of the Conspiracy Belt, here's one to mull over......

Is it possible the inner workings of ZH are actually a Mossad psy-op set up to lure in the anti-Joo element and let the site's resident expert hackers uncover the who and where of the most virulent posters, collate the names, then unleash a Munich-style team to eliminate the riff-raff?  Whew, and Best Buy just had that Christmas Special on exploding beds.  Makes one wonder.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 00:33 | 2011161 JOYFUL
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slink lower, Chindit.

Your example is edifying..... watching you perform for your masters, the congregration whispers, there in that hollowed out shadow, there once stood a man. Beware the corrupting influence of the pharisees.

You seem to be afraid of pertinent links which harm your disinfo. Here's another one for your discomfiture. (US earmarks $235 million for Israel's defense systems)

when the hardpressed US taxpayer finally realized that it's their $ that pays for your perfidy, the jig will truly be up for you and yours.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 07:27 | 2011410 chindit13
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Yea, I'm so low I have to look up to see down.

So anyone who isn't rabidly anti-Joo must be dancing to some paymaster's tune?  Makes the world simple, doesn't it?  It is only my opinion, but I would be willing to bet that there are lots of bad chemicals running around that noggin of yours, and I do not mean artificially introduced recreational substances.  I'm talking straight from the womb natural.  Perhaps it is the nature of the internet and non-moderated sites that they act as a magnet for sociopaths and society's losers, but Zerohedge sure has become, if not Ground Zero, at least a sister city of the loons, and you, sir, have the Key to the City.

It is perhaps laughingly ironic that while you have your impotent gun aimed at the Jewish people, there is an incipient but growing view in the world that most problems are the result of Caucasian people, and Christian Caucasians at that.  One can find that view in China, and it is possible the Chinese Government, when faced with a disgruntled public, will attenuate the anger by championing the view that if not for those dastardly white people, the economy would be booming.  That government has long used Japan as the lightening rod for anger projection, so they know how to do it.  Heck, even the President of Brazil said that the world's financial crisis is the fault of "white people".  Like those of your ilk, he doesn't narrow it down.  He merely says "white people", as in collective guilt.  The opposition is forming.

It will be poetic justice if this anger and resentment grows to the point that the world's 6.2 billion people who are not Caucasian come at people like you and your family simply because of your ethnicity.  Deserve ain't got nothing to do with it.  Well, in the case of the rabid anti-Semites, maybe it does.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 08:36 | 2011550 Element
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but Zerohedge sure has become, if not Ground Zero, at least a sister city of the loons,


hmm, ... so that's your honest to goodness view of zh then Chindit13?

That zh is a degenerate Internet swamp full of uninformed and dull-minded sociopathic morons and a grand central epicentre of all WWW ignorance?

Yeah, sounds a perfectly reasonable proposition.

Nicely spotted old boy!

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 14:35 | 2011982 JOYFUL
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you've totally lost the thread of conversation old boy, and become a laughing stock to boot! Nobody here has a grudge against Jews...cept yu. Everything yu write, to please yur satanic masters, is against their interests.

btw...please, please, pretty please, change your avatar to something more representative of your state of mind!....Old Orville Windgate would be appalled to see your (mis)appropriation of his iconic imagery. Orville read and understood the Good Book...he had no time for the moneychangers you have allowed yourself to be seduced by!  I truly believe he may smite you from the grave otherwise.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 06:21 | 2012907 JOYFUL
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I see that you did not choose to take up the opportunity I gave you....

could that possibly be due to the fact that your avatar is a picture of the man considered 'father of the IDF'?

C'mon outta the closet Sunshine!  Most of the readers here would luv to know your allegiances....and you'll feel better too, I'm sure!

Christian zionism....the best ever oxymoron invented.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 20:23 | 2015052 Element
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You've outed him Joyful.

But he's finally blown his own foot off with all that turgid 'above-it-all' attitude, masquerading around as an aloof and untouched superior and intelligent one.

He defends MSM even while sticking a knife into zh.

That tells you all you need to know.

Chindit, anyone honestly looking at Gordon Duff, Alex Jones or David Ike, and all the rest of that lot will quickly see they all just make shit up, without virtually any verifiable substance.  You really think we don't know that?

We didn't all grow up in a pumpkin patch.

You've made a big mistake pissing on everyone at zh.

Toodle-pip old boy.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 01:29 | 2009890 wandstrasse
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I liked 'hacked by an unauthorized party' ... So they are normally hacked by authorized parties? We are shitted anyway but can you at least treat us like adults? Thank you.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 01:41 | 2009896 chindit13
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I don't think this is anything at all.  They hacked it because it is hackable.  So they get a list of banks, hedge funds, law firms, and multinationals who subscribe to an information service.  This is about as significant as getting a list of people who watch CNN or the BBC.

Tyler---at least one of them---should know this as well as anyone.  A typical bank or HF (Caxton and a few others are on the list) gets a hundred different subscriptions delivered to the office, most of which go unread (except for Grant's Interest Rate Observer).  Periodically somebody sends a list around with the names of all the publications, and asks who, if anyone reads them.  If not enough people say "yes", the subscription is cancelled.  Eventually the only remaining subscribers are government agencies, where cost isn't really an issue.

Often the entity subscribes merely because the publisher did an assumptive close.  In other words, they send a few free issues, then keep sending after the free period, but now include a bill.  Some back office clerk just pays the bill without even asking if the entity subscribed or not.

It's all a good, albeit short term business for the publication producer, until enough subscribers realize it isn't useful.  Nothing nefarious going on here.

There are things of consequence going on in the world, and plenty of things of no consequence whatsoever.  Here on ZH it seems there is a bit of difficulty separating the two, so that everyone hates everything and thinks everyone and everything is some psy-op Illuminati subterfuge.  This is not productive.  Paranoia has its place, but its place is not everywhere.  Rifles are sometimes better than shotguns.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 02:57 | 2009946 wandstrasse
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But paranoia based on a grain of truth is still better than denial based on 100% TPTB lies. You are right ZH is much click/attention baiting. But each unit of attention pulled away from the MSM is good. I was.part of the oblivious mainstream until not too long ago.. Now I am more frightened and paranoid but I also feel liberated somehow.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 03:37 | 2009962 chindit13
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Your own experience may differ, but I find that the "alternative media" is at best only as accurate as the MSM, and often much less so.  While nobody gets everything right, I see no superiority amongst the Internet Gurus.  I have had the opportunity to be in places where newsworthy events occur, or have had other experiences that have allowed me to get close to event sources and data.  Quite often I have found that what the MSM reports is extremely closs to what I saw with my own eyes.  On the other hand, there are things I experienced that I see reported by the likes of Alex Jones, Lew Rockwell, Jeff (?) Rense, Webster Tarpley, etc. that are just pure bullshit undoubtedly pulled out of their arses.  They do have an audience, however, and it is an audience that wants or needs to believe and is every bit as guilty of sheeple-ism or confirmation bias as any of the dedicated followers of the MSM.

Pick your poison.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 04:46 | 2010013 wandstrasse
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Regarding geopolitical news I agree with you. But regarding financial news/education you can only choose between total denial/oblivion (standard) and fringe conspiracy theories. The latter contain some grains of truth at least. The bad news is that geopolitical news root in financials.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 05:11 | 2010032 chindit13
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The good thing about economic reporting is that all one needs to do to verify or disprove is walk through any neighborhood whose name doesn't end in -hampton.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 12:13 | 2010340 Gromit
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I heard Ted Coppell speak to this earlier in the year.

He explained that all his work received disciplined editing, including diligent cross-examination by editorial staff. The news services of the 70s and 80s wished to present news on a consistent basis, subject of course to the prejudices of the day.

Now we are back to the medieval world of broadsheets, representing the spin of one person, and it is all too easy fo me to believe "news" supportive of my individual world view.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:37 | 2010510 JW n FL
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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:39 | 2010513 JW n FL
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Lately, new institutional investors are following far more diverse routes in constructing their hedge fund portfolios, bolstered by “a much better comfort level with hedge fund performance patterns and transparency,” said Susan N. McDermott, chief investment officer of investment consultant Stratford Advisory Group Inc., Chicago, which serves corporate pension plans, endowments and foundations.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 01:40 | 2009903 split4to1
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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 02:13 | 2009927 ambrosiac
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Client list/credit card info should not be on one's public website.  It takes just a little extra effort.  I've set it up a number of times.  Too bad Stratfor never bothered.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 02:51 | 2009945 The Iconoclast
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To the people that think anonymous is nothing but a government front, spend some time on 4chan.  (You'll probably end up getting 0wned, though, so maybe you better not.)

To the people who are already declaring the impact of the hack minimal, don't forget they claim 200 GB of email was taken.  It's, what, a few hours after the hack?  ...pretty early to declare it insignificant, IMHO.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 09:58 | 2010211 junkyardjack
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Why don't they spend their time hacking those drug cartels, oh yea because they drug cartels said they'd put in their foot in  Anonymous' ass if they even dreamed about hacking them.  Most of their hacks now are unimportant, they need to do something that really matters.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 04:04 | 2009980 Lost Wages
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I'd like it if Anonymous evolved, becoming less trollish and more dangerous.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 04:15 | 2009983 Wakanda
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It's all psy ops until infrastructure goes down.

Whoops, gotta go.  I hear deer hoofs on the roof.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 05:16 | 2010036 osgo
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I find it astounding how people who just have no f'ing idea about INFOSEC, Anonymous, 4Chan, or Lulzsec...who still think AOL is the Internetz...are suddenly Armchair Warrior Commando Supremo, ready to wreak havoc upon enemies of capitalism...actually thinking that WikiLeaks, some sort of black-ops, Soros-scheming, FEMA camp-making endeavor ready to enslave their family, firmly ensconced in their gated community where most of the cars are shiny and their kids a little too clean...get some f'ing perspective, people, this is the Internetz equivalent of you driving around in your old '73 Camaro with a few too many Oly's in you as you took out your neighbors mailboxes, laughing with glee, later discovering your erstwhile girlfriend's angora sweater along with the twin treasures within.

Stratfor's site wasn't updated, patched well or maintained in a way commensurate with their public image.  Indeed, it was a public secret that anyone could read ALL the articles in Google's cache...what they just went through is typical...Podunk site from a few years ago grows exponentially without proportionate security measures that EXCEEDED growth.  While they hired and promulgated new authors, contributors and analysts with a pantload of letters after their names, they 'prolly didn't hire enough IT/web developers/security folks 'cause let's face it...they're usually considered a cost center, not a name that would bring in new subscribers/biz/accolades.  I seem to remember they had open positions for interns...not pro's...go figure....

Every org. has growing pains...but the pain point here?  The manageable risk that was unfortunately overlooked by "America's Private CIA" endeavor?  By promoting and evangelizing themselves as an alternate intelligence organization, they failed to take into account good OPSEC.  Here we have hundreds of records soon to be available, dead-drop names, sovereign ID's, aliases and a Who's-Who of people and corps. who just don't wanna be found....easily cross-referenced with other public disclosures...that any counter-intel org. could use to their great advantage.  At this point it may even be an issue of maskirovka, but certainly the intrusion in no way approaches a sovereign level of expertise, IMHO.

Public OSINT disclosures are The New Thing, and unsurprisingly we still see a proportionality bias that continuously fails to understand the motivations, makeup and goals of the attacker.  Until we recognize this, our freedoms will continue to erode in conjunction with hysterical laws implemented from mistaken facts.  I hope everyone is ready or at least able to be infinitely entertained by reality television and basketball, since to even entertain a contrary thought to GroupThinkSecurity will no doubt make you an Axis-of-Evil Disruptive Thought Leader.  Just make sure you Buy & Obey.  It'll hurt less that way as everyone else overreacts...


Sun, 12/25/2011 - 07:48 | 2010099 Polizei_Stadt_2011
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This guy knows what's up.  The rest of you are pants on head retarded shut in nut jobs so terrified of the technology you use on a daily basis, but do not understand, that you're willing to believe just about anything.


Zero Hedge, I am disappoint.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:19 | 2010854 Use of Weapons
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Top tip, Mr /4/chan. Read. Between. The. Lines.

Yes, I summoned you peeps, but don't be fucking retards over the over 9000 impact of posts. Hoist sails, spend a moment in th Bermuda Triangle. ~ These are not sailors, but they aren't land-lubber allies, if you do it right.


ZH doesn't work like Reddit or chan, you have to realise this:

#1 Most posters are actually successful IRL, and not in a basement. You really do get peeps posting who also happen to run multi-billion funds. So cut teh sheit about "you are alls de fakzers", Doesn't cut it here: there's at at least $29 billion in investment reading this as we speak,

#2 Libertarians + Hard-core Capitalists (the hardest core, eating dead bodies stuff) reside here. Cutenesss, Cats and being a fucking teenager ain't going to get you respect. If you're coming to the table with mere troll memes, and not some real life [[and yes, darling: the more hardcore in here will actually check your details, bank and story, just like we do to the fucking furry / politos / congressmen]] then drop the hard core shit. The server is in Switzerland. Ice is -231oC cold and hard.

#3 Grow the fuck up. This isn't /b/ or Reddit where the medium is the message, this is ZH. If you don't know the back-story to multiple sources, then you're fucked. This really is the realm where a poster says one thing, and means three others. Hint: Tyler posts a lot of posts just for churn. The trick is to know the real stuff behind the DATA SMOG. Top tip: if you don't know the snark / inside deals / political maneuvers being commented on, just FUCKING ASK. You'll get a snarky, cynical response, but you'll get an update.


I've given you a diamond hard induction here: now grow up, and either catch the wind under your sails, or fuck off as a pretentious wannabe.



/Fail troll is fail


p,s, Yes, SOPA etc are memes here, just being sat on atm. Money = the message, you'll get a post from Tyler on it once GoDaddy loose another 100k customers Cash is King, Baby. He was a bit slow to Groupon, but in enough time to hit the IPO. So, calm down and get a clue: SOPA will be dealt with. (Especially given share price moves)


Sun, 12/25/2011 - 05:33 | 2010041 navy62802
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Damn, the site is still down.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 11:59 | 2010320 youLilQuantFuker
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Does anyone know what the exploit was?

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 06:06 | 2010066 slackrabbit
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forget the database, all the dirt  will be in the attachements

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 07:42 | 2010098 Polizei_Stadt_2011
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Alright, you've convinced me.  Anyone that leaves their house to protest is an agent provacateur.  Anyone that hacks to protest is part of a government psyop.  OWS is a CIA psyop in conjunction with the Jews and the Illuminati.  Anonymous is an NSA psyop in conjunction with George Soros and the lizard people.


The real way to levy your complaints with the powers that be is to sit in your home and whine about the economy on Zero Hedge.  Thank you for the education Zero Hedge.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:42 | 2010888 JW n FL
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dotn worry.. with a Government shut down.. or some austerity.. we will have half of America Hungry! and then you will get your chance to re-shape things as the food riots take root.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 08:13 | 2010127 Rynak
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Why do the tactics used by some "members" in this thread, remind me about OWS-threads?

Good to know that you fucking bastards are scared. Die scum.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:46 | 2010892 JW n FL
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#ANON is / was around for a good lil while before the occupy crowd came along.. of course #ANON was after the Tea Party.. and after the Tea Party was co-opted..

I guess since Team Red did the deed with the Tea Party and Team Blue did the deed with Occupy.. that only leave Ron, Rand and the few other Independants to scuttle the next meme up-rising?

I am soooooooooooooooooo tiered of being shit on that I just wish the Austerity would start already! lets get this show on the road!

"K" St here we come! with LOTS of ROPE!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 22:23 | 2010932 TheFourthStooge-ing
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...and for K street, it will be shit rope:


Sun, 12/25/2011 - 08:43 | 2010141 Polizei_Stadt_2011
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“Tyler Durden isn’t one person,” she said, but up to 40 different people allowed to post under that name. “We are all Tyler Durden,” Singer claimed."


Zero Hedge is a CIA psyop.  "Tyler Durden" is 40+ psyop specialists from the intel community trying to shape the financial markets and discourse throughout the English speaking world.


"Whatever its other accomplishments, Zero Hedge has won the fierce loyalty of its readers—so fierce are they that two prominent financial bloggers I spoke with declined to comment on Ivandjiiski or his site for fear of a digital assault. “I have no interest in having his defenders storm over and attack my site,” says one blogger. Says another, “You can offer any logical argument, they just don’t care. They’re going to follow him over the cliff.”


See you at the bottom, bitchez.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 09:29 | 2010179 chyros
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I knew it! It's really you Tyler. Fess up. Pretending to be angry at us using this 'polizei' thing. I know we drive ya nuts but ..

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 12:03 | 2010328 youLilQuantFuker
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The spacemonkeys get a spanking on xmas day.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:50 | 2010896 JW n FL
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the thng most people dont get it is.. Tyler doesnt buy into 99% of the shit said by us.. he is however a supporter of the 1st Amendment!

and God Love Him for standing up for MY RIGHTS and Yours!

as for these others?

who say we all will not listen to logic?

what Logic?

lets hear it?

post under different name! no one will know it is YOU!

and lets see what you have to offer!

if it holds water then it holds water!

if it doesnt, then it doesnt!

but dont make Tyler out to be a bad guy becuase he Loves the 1st Amendment and Protects ALL of OUR! Bullshit!!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:24 | 2010867 Use of Weapons
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As a CIA psyop, it's doing a hell of a job fucking over crappy Chinese investments.


Claim something about the FSB, you might get a tiny amount of traction, until you realise that ZH stopped posting direct linkes to Max K on RT once the "heads up" on security clearance there was posted.



Man... I thought I was a crappy ironic troll. You're just fucking special.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 10:54 | 2010255 monoloco
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The list of companies that aren't clients would be a lot shorter.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 10:59 | 2010258 celticgold
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Police state is just another arrogant techno-fascist who has nothing but contempt for anyone not as "competant, educated, young, or intelligent "  as he thinks he is himself. that is , exactly the mindset of the banksters and the PTB . He is not a rebel or alt/revolutionary. he is just a little wet behind the ears, nazi fuck, with a few new toys .  He has much more in common with timmay than he has with the rest of us . Look at what happens when pricks like himself  get their mits on real power .


Sun, 12/25/2011 - 11:25 | 2010278 whoopsing
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A lot of plain vanilla name's there

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 11:39 | 2010290 be-short
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Another amazing work by todays robin hoods! well done :-)

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 11:42 | 2010293 Jaybird
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Hmmm ---  On the Stratfor client list  what do we see but  LAP  DANCE  LLC  as  a client.... are they a money management firm or the DBA  for  The Bada Bing!!!! 

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 12:56 | 2010406 KanKhaderKhanKan
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Scroll down the Stratfor (subscription) list from 441 downwards - includes Goldman Sachs (quite a few times), governments of Canada and its states, it's like a Davos who's who list. Someone should definately cross-reference the list with the 'biggest fiat currency/gold manipulation' list(s) and see how many times the former appear in the latter - should give some interesting answers and insights into the mechanics of global finance and politics.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 13:42 | 2010468 bnbdnb
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They just started releasing credit card info and will continue until Bradley Manning is released. Ouch.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:23 | 2010863 Incubus
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oh precious credit rating, of all things!


the horror, the horror!



Sun, 12/25/2011 - 13:56 | 2010473 jack stephan
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The mental facility to detect conspiracies and betrayal are the same qualities most likely to corrode natural judgment. Everything that seems clear is bent. And everything that seems bent is clear. Trapped in reflections, you must learn to recognize when a lie masquerades as the truth, and then deal with it efficiently, dispassionately.

Now everybody grab assing and go give your mom a hug.  It would make her eyes light up for Christmas, then back to verbal jousting tomorrow for bragging rights for the invisble people person behind you to impress.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 16:10 | 2010617 Shylockracy
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"Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State."

James Jesus Angleton, CIA counter intel chief

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 19:23 | 2010778 Cathartes Aura
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ahh, truth. . .

  1. All worlds are equally real.
  2. Simulated events and simulating events coexist.


pick one, engage.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:59 | 2010493 The PolyCapitalist
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Wow. While I in no way think these two things are connected, STRATFOR's site was hacked shortly after I posted a critical review of the first chapter of Friedman's new book:

I wonder if the hackers take issue with STRATFOR's politics and opinions, or they just saw STRATFOR as an easy mark to get at their real prey (STRATFOR's clients)?


Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:54 | 2010902 JW n FL
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ALL! of them must go.. the FRAUD! at the top must be stopped or we ALL! will contiune to suffer the same re-occuring fucking nightmare!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:36 | 2010505 youLilQuantFuker
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The lengths some will go to cover their tracks. Make it all seem unrelated. Not possible.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 14:48 | 2010523 krilj
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Why did I just read this useless thread....

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 18:00 | 2010701 tao400
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Because you are home on christmas and have just experienced all the FAMILY that you can take.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 15:16 | 2010551 The Alarmist
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If a security-oriented strategy consulting group can't envision better ways to anticipate attacks against themselves, how good could there product have really been. If I were a client, I would want my money back.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 16:31 | 2010633 americanspirit
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Don't you just wonder how many of the comments on here critical of this hack are being posted by paid trolls working for StratFor and any number of it's war machine clients? If they are so good at strategic forecasting ( and they seem to be) then what are the odds that they never anticipated this hack and were completely unprepared to launch a massive disinformation effort the moment it occurred?

I say GREAT WORK Anonymous - now how about going after Blackwater, Or Xe, or whatever cloak they are trying to pull over their murderous mercenaries these days. Now THAT would be a useful hack.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 17:05 | 2010660 cosmictrainwreck
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+1 Seriously. To this whole "ooooooooh...what a scoop" stunt: WTF?!.....IOW: where's the [real] beef, assholes? Fuckin' amateurs. The Chinese & the gang/mob/gubbmint collusion that is "Russia" steal us blind every day: real shit from every echelon of private corporations & Pentagon, White House, you name it, and you never hera a peep. Why? (besides they're smart....and laughing [quietly] all the way to the bank...) Because - as is always the case - if you have to brag about something, it's obiously not that fucking important in the first place. Otherwise, why the spin?

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 18:52 | 2010752 JR
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Spin? No, it’s the American freedom concept, circling the drain headed for the bottom, and who’s at fault? Why it’s the Russians who have taken over all the positions in our financial sector, everywhere you look, Obama’s treasury department, stock exchange, SEC, congressional finance committees, the White House oval office staff, foreign policy and ambassadorial positions, media and Hollywood and publishing houses, and the worst of all, it was that dirty Russkie George Friedman who advised Obama to bomb Iran as a re-election strategy. We thought we had stopped them at the Berlin Wall, but no, here they are with their front groups Goldman Sachsky and JP Morganchev.

Or, could it be, could all of those positions - New York Times, Comcast, Treasury, etc – could it be they are occupied by those doggone Muslims, or, or… the Chinese!!!?

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 17:02 | 2010663 bunnyswanson
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Good Grab!

JW Approved!

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 00:18 | 2011090 chindit13
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Let me guess the number of "paid trolls" on this thread....0?  Am I close?  If "paid troll" actually means "anyone who disagrees with me", which I think it does, then the number is higher.  The whole paid troll thing on ZH is getting old.  If there were a fraction as many as are claimed, US or worldwide GDP would be up double digits and even UE6 would be below 1%.

It's a subscriber list of a newsletter.  The hackers could have gotten the same data by asking the mailman.  If they get some kicks by doing it via the hacking route, fine, but I just don't understand why such a hack is considered a big deal and a furtive look under the Illuminati Bubble.  Jeez, Tyler posts Stratfor's stuff right here every week or two.  It seems a lot of folks on this site lack perspective and have a trigger finger when it comes to thinking they got The Man in their sights.

Stratfor offers analysis.  They do not present themselves as security experts the way someone like Kroll or even Symantec does.  Hack into either of those two and Anonymous (this one) might embarrass somebody, but the kind of hack they did on Stratfor would embarrass about as much as if they got the subscriber list to Martha Stewart's information service.  Maybe we'll find out who is behind on his subscription payment?  That'll be Earthshaking stuff.

The ones claiming responsibility for this hack are either very young or very naive, perhaps both.  They lack the internal filter to differentiate real bogeymen from what is essentially a niche-seeking money-making enterprise, albeit with a geopolitical bent many find offensive.  They are the man with a hammer to whom everything looks like a nail.  Maybe they can hack Nielson next time and get the viewer list of Fox News?


Sun, 12/25/2011 - 18:11 | 2010716 LoneStarHog
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Well shit! The only one NOT on this list is my Mom.  It would have been easier to just publish a document saying, "Everybody Except LoneStarHog's Mom"!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 18:44 | 2010743 linrom
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Why don't they hack into right wing think tanks like American Heritage Institute and expose their talking points on taxation, entitlements, CEO compensation and banker Ponzi economy instead of attacking an entity that even YOU can subscribe.

Like some of you, I read Stafford's free commentary post 911, but, I had stopped reading a long time ago, there was only so much of 'speculative' geo-politics one could care about. On the hand, issues that affect common man's pocket book are of foremost importance. A peon writing about issues of economic justice, has greater standing than a bunch of misfits who in my opinion are purposefully diverting attention from the real issue of economic equality.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 19:04 | 2010759 JR
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Interesting observation, that some people consider "pocket book" issues more important than widespread undeclared war on innocent villagers.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:43 | 2010890 tao400
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he does have a point. who cares who subscribes to stratfor. One doesn't need the list to guess that pretty much all the power players do.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 22:41 | 2010956 JR
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Yes, you do need the list because a lot of people are not aware of the forces dragging this country into another war, another undeclared war on a sovereign country that did not do anything to us. There are so many people unaware of this, we need the list, and now we have the list. It’s proof, evidence of the pro-war thrusts to advance and provoke war with Iran and then blame Iran for what they do. On the one hand you have Stratfor and his activities, which are clear, and are on the other hand you have the names of the people who are paying him to do it. And not only that, we are going to have emails and evidence…

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:43 | 2010891 tao400
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he does have a point. who cares who subscribes to stratfor. One doesn't need the list to guess that pretty much all the power players do.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 19:04 | 2010762 Franktastic
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My Best Christmas.....EVER!

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 23:11 | 2011016 VyseLegendaire
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Good job, I guess? I really don't see why this is any kind of activism, maybe Anon is just flexing its muscles. I mean, Stratfor is just a relatively benign company but maybe their clients list is influencing some of their predictions and analysis? I never really saw them as predominately pro-banking establishment so I don't quite see it. 

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 01:12 | 2011240 PulauHantu29
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I made some extra pop corn and invited several friends over to read the's pretty long. Who are all these companies?

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 05:31 | 2011347 socalbeach
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Where are the credit card numbers posted?  I need to buy some more Xmas presents.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 13:14 | 2011870 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Anonymous has apparently disavowed the attack. Oh no, rogue Anons!


Mon, 12/26/2011 - 13:55 | 2011873 RiverRoad
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Nothing illegal, immoral or unethical about ZH re-reporting "old news".  If Stratfor is lax about the security they provide their customers then that fact is important for all to know.  Obviously a polite phone call to jerks like this will get you nowhere:  It takes a 2"x4" with a mule.  And BTW how naive do these sniveling folks have to be to pretend not to know that virtually everything on the internet is subject to hacking at some point.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 13:44 | 2011911 ThisTimeIsDifferent
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Thanks for exposing 4,000+ dim-witted and unconnected individuals. It has made the task a little easier to tune in to the right people in the oligarchy.

Anyone who misses this 3rd rate CIA mouth piece should look into their spam folders for his Dec 22 crap (received via Mauldin):

"The Unintended Empire

The American president is the most important political leader in the world..."

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 19:08 | 2012333 Uncle Remus
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[Apologies for what is now old news - didn't read upstream first]

Stratfor has been purposefully misrepresented by these so-called Anons and portrayed in false light as a company which engages in activity similar to HBGary. Sabu and his crew are nothing more than opportunistic attention whores who are possibly agent provocateurs. As a media source, Stratfor's work is protected by the freedom of press, a principle which Anonymous values greatly.

This hack is most definitely not the work of Anonymous.


Mon, 12/26/2011 - 22:53 | 2012595 covert
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some of our members are affiliated with anonymous, they are good people.


Tue, 12/27/2011 - 15:44 | 2014394 KCMLO
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Ugh.  I actually applied for STRATFOR's anlyst development program (I thought my 6 years' Air Force Intelligence experience would be competitive).  Not only did I get the cold shoulder, I checked back and found a Google-archived web page that was a server dump of all the applicants for the hiring cycle.  My name was on that list.  It didn't show the actual resumes but it did give filenames (that could probably be resolved on their servers with a little fancy footwork).  I even emailed them and told them of the glitch and that they had literally thousands of applicants' names for that cycle visible over the internet... nothing.  No thank you, no second look at my resume, just a black hole.

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