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US Hacker Gets 10 Years

Jeremy Hammond of Chicago worked with Anonymous

(Newser) - A 28-year-old hacker from Chicago who worked with Anonymous got hit with the maximum 10-year sentence today for a series of high-profile cyberattacks, reports the Chicago Tribune . Jeremy Hammond's attorneys presented letters of support from more than 250 people—including Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsburg—but the judge said... More »

Iran Nuke Facilities: Already Destroyed?

Julian Assange: Stratfor peddles 'low-grade' Middle East info

(Newser) - A tasty nugget from today’s Wikileaks release : the notion that Israel has already blown up Iran’s nuclear facilities, RT reports. According to a Stratfor email, a source said that rumors of a pending Israeli attack are “a diversion. The Israelis already destroyed all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure... More »

WikiLeaks' Stratfor Dump Is Paranoid, Dangerous

Julian Assange doesn't seem to get private intelligence, Dan Murphy argues

(Newser) - If Julian Assange thinks the Stratfor documents he released today are WikiLeaks' next blockbuster, he's dead wrong, writes Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor . WikiLeaks' statement—which hints darkly at the private intelligence firm's corporate clients, "web of informers," "pay-off structure," and "... More »

WikiLeaks Starts Release of 5M Intelligence Firm Emails

Stratfor leak 'exposes firm's attacks on WikiLeaks'

(Newser) - WikiLeaks is back in the leaking business. The website says it has released the first batch—167 emails—of more than 5 million confidential emails from US-based intelligence-gathering firm Stratfor. WikiLeaks, which is calling the leak the "Global Intelligence Files," says the emails expose the inner workings of... More »

Anonymous Releases 75K Stolen Credit Card Numbers

Hackers got into private security firm Stratfor

(Newser) - The band of hackers known as Anonymous has just released the names, email addresses, and passwords for around 860,000 users of Stratfor, a security think tank, as well as 75,000 credit card numbers belonging to Stratfor's paying customers. The initial digital theft took place on Dec. 24,... More »

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