This tweet just went out from the @AnonymousIRC Twitter account (First occurance of the tweet I could find), a mirror of the defacement can be found on Zone-H. The Stratfor website is down as I write this.
Stratfor is a large private intelligence corporation having fortune 500 companies and international intelligence agencies as their clients (source). A full list of clients can be found here.
Edit: there’s also this:
Over 90,000 Credit cards from LEA, journalists, intelligence community and whitehats leaked and used for over a million dollars in donations
So one million dollars from compromised credit cards, from what I can understand of later tweets they only used corp execs credit cards, who wont feel it that hard in their pockets, but not sure if I’m very fond of this action.
I myself was unfortunately late to the party for the initial battle, this due to it starting at 6AM in the morning and me having to work, but here’s what I’ve been able to gather.
HOIC (High Orbit Ion Cannon) attacks were started on the main site but proved to be unsuccessful, after a while SlowLoris was suggested which was used on the 9GAG store with success, taking it down for an hour.
Joining and voting were turned off shortly after the attack started, so we lost that method of attack.
Note that this was only the initial strike, plans are being forged and executed as we speak, this isn’t a one-shot operation, this is an extended campaign.
This was posted quite a while ago (1-2 months I think), but I didn’t have the time to write a response.
Now they’ve been moderately accurate, but I can’t help but feel for the poor sod(s) whose name/email address was used in this document. The name Justin Brunk was obtained from the YouTube account Xeross which as you might’ve guessed isn’t me, I’ll help them along a bit by pointing to my Youtube Account.
Next up, the email address I have no idea where they got that from, perhaps they wanted to bother whomever is managing WeHasLinks.com. Also interesting is that they deem Reddit a reliable source for dox.
The last discrepancy there is to point out is that I supposedly wear Guy Fawkes masks to parties, I don’t, thephotos they’re talking about were of some guys we ran across at Reverze 2011 who indeed did wear Guy Fawkes masks.
Anyway, thanks for the laugh BR1CKSQU4D, try harder next time
AnonOps has once again been hacked, today a paste was put up on pastebin by CARLOS1337 who got in because of an exploit in the Anope IRC Services daemon AnonOps was running.
The services database has been obtained by the hacker(s), this includes nickserv passwords, memo’s and channel passwords. The passwords were hashed, but if you used a short or weak password it has probably already been found.
AnonOps has already started dropping nickserv registrations as a precautionary measure, so you’ll have to re-register. Also for the people that have re-used the password they used on AnonOps, I suggest you change those passwords ASAP.
Recently (Update: Amended press release by JP Morgan states beginning of 2010) the NYPD received “the largest donation in the history of the foundation” from JP Morgan as stated in a press release (mirror), a sum of $4.6 million.
Today during the “Solidarity March” protesters were kettled by the NYPD, and they’ve been (and still are) arresting people one by one, seemingly at random (Including children/teenagers), looking at the live feed I can see no reason for the arrests, people are just standing there getting picked off one by one. Now the real reasons are unknown so I can not comment on whether these are lawful or not.
I also can’t help but think that this is a strange coincidence; the arrests of (mostly) harmless protesters (protesting against the banks) and the biggest donation to the NYPD in their history (by one of those banks).
The livestream (well it was live, their battery went dead as I’m writing this, currently previously recorded footage is played) currently has 20,000+ viewers and is still increasing rapidly, the people are watching.
If the NYPD ignored the whole thing and acted rationally rather than randomly arresting and macing people this would’ve gotten nowhere near the attention it is now getting, so I guess we have to thank them for that.
TL;DR/Just Facts Version
NYPD received $4.6 million donation from JP Morgan (Update: At the beginning of 2010), press release (mirror) states “the largest donation in the history of the foundation”
Protesters were kettled (contained/corralled) during the “Solidarity March” and are one by one arrested for an as of yet unknown reason.
Livestream has over 20,000, growing rapidly, the world is watching.