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The Telecom Digest for March 16, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 71 : "text" Format
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Inside the Stratfor Attack (Monty Solomon)
Re: Inside the Stratfor Attack (Robert Bonomi)

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Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:35:23 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Inside the Stratfor Attack Message-ID: <p0624080fcb87924fa308@[]> Inside the Stratfor Attack By NICOLE PERLROTH March 12, 2012 Last December, a group of hackers quietly orchestrated an attack on Stratfor Global Intelligence Service, a company based in Austin, Tex., that analyzes geopolitical risk and publishes a newsletter for various clients, among them the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. The hackers breached the company's network and, once inside, confided in their fellow hacker, Hector Xavier Monsegur, and, as it turns out, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Six months earlier, in June, the F.B.I. had arrested Mr. Monsegur and turned him into an informant. With his help, four hackers in Britain and Ireland were charged last Tuesday with computer crimes; a fifth man was arrested Monday in Chicago. Using the information he passed along, F.B.I. officials said it was able to thwart attacks on roughly 300 private companies and government agencies. But with Stratfor, they were not so lucky. ... http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/inside-the-stratfor-attack/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** Is Ms. Perlroth referring to the "Anonymous" hackers, or was the Stratfor attack conducted by a different group? Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:46:33 -0500 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Inside the Stratfor Attack Message-ID: <c_KdnYDBEdCk_v_SnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <p0624080fcb87924fa308@[]>, > >***** Moderator's Note ***** > >Is Ms. Perlroth referring to the "Anonymous" hackers, or was the >Stratfor attack conducted by a different group? Yes, it was the 'anonymous' gang. ***** Moderator's Note ***** If the attacks were conducted by citizens of Ireland and England, who arrested them? Are those countries party to a treaty that makes their citizens subject to U.S. law? Bill Horne Moderator
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