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Stratfor Customers Can See If Anonymous Hacked Their Info on This Website


"... we recommend taking security precautions when speaking out on Facebook..."

Customers of the global intelligence firm Stratfor, which was hacked by Anonymous over the weekend, can find out if their information could be compromised with a new website by Dazzlepod.

PC World reports that the Malaysia-based company has created a searchable database (see the website here) and if you're email pops up, it recommends changing your password immediately. According to PC World, Dazzlepod has created similar databases after hackers have stolen information like this in the past.

The Stratfor website has been "undergoing maintenance" since the hack on Sunday. Anonymous stole email addresses and credit card information of Stratfor's clients, which included the U.S. Army, Air Force, Miami Police Department as well as banks and other law enforcement agencies.

A second round of information has been released from SpecialForces.com, according to PC World. Anonymous reportedly attacked this website because of its involvement with "military and law enforcement affiliated individuals."  PC World goes on to state that the information, which included 14,000 passwords and 8,000 credit card numbers, had been hacked a few months ago but is only just now being released.

PC World reports that some of Stratfor's customers were found speaking out against Anonymous, which Stratfor issued a statement suggesting they stop for their own protection:

 "[I]n order to protect yourselves, we recommend taking security precautions when speaking out on Facebook or abstaining from it altogether," it said on its Facebook page.

While some unauthorized credit card transactions were reported and the money was reportedly used to make donations, PC World states that Anonymous claims it was really the email addresses from the "No. 1 source for global intelligence" they were after.

According to CNET, Identity Finder, which helps in cases of data loss and identity theft, released a report that stated the email addresses from A through M names were published by the faction of Anonymous, AntiSec, with the rest expected to be released soon. The report states that more than 50,000 credit card account numbers were stolen along with more than 86,500 emails and 44,000 encrypted password that have the potential to be hacked.

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