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Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack

Basil Katz reports: The global security analysis company Strategic Forecasting Inc will settle a class action lawsuit brought by one of its customers over a crippling attack by hackers who stole data of clients including Henry Kissinger, court documents show. U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley in Central Islip on New York’s Long Island earlier...

Four Irish, British suspects helped Stratfor hack: U.S.

I updated specific incident reports on DataLossDB.org yesterday, but thought I should mention this here, too. Basil Katz of Reuters reports: Federal prosecutors said four Irish and British men charged in a crackdown on the international hacking group Anonymous also helped breach the security analysis company Stratfor last year. In an indictment made public...

Members of LulzSec Charged for Crimes Affecting Over One Million Victims; “Sabu” Turned on Fellow Hackers

Press release: Five computer hackers in the United States and abroad were charged today, and a sixth pled guilty, for computer hacking and other crimes. The six hackers identified themselves as aligned with the group Anonymous, which is a loose confederation of computer hackers and others, and/or offshoot groups related to Anonymous, including “Internet...

WikiLeaks starts to publish hacked Stratfor emails

Stephen Grey reports: The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks began publishing on Monday more than five million emails from a U.S.-based global security analysis company that has been likened to a shadow CIA. The emails, snatched by hackers, could unmask sensitive sources and throw light on the murky world of intelligence-gathering by the company known as...

Cyber thieves piggyback off Stratfor breach

Aliyah Sternstein reports: Hackers posing as officials from the geopolitical analysis publisher Stratfor are emailing infected links to government subscribers whose email addresses were stolen during an earlier raid on the company’s computers, Microsoft researchers say.  Read more on NextGov.