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‘Anonymous’ stages Christmas hack on military merchant

• Stephen C. Webster via The RawStory.com

In a recent post to text-sharing website pastebin, a hacker or hackers with the cyber activist group “Anonymous” claimed responsibility for stealing confidential data from the website of a military gear merchant whose customers are thought to be mostly former soldiers and members of law enforcement.

The website SpecialForces.com retails tactical and survival gear, weapons, uniforms and other merchandise geared toward members of the military. The hackers’ post claimed that they had accessed the retailer’s secure servers and scooped up all of their customers’ data, including passwords and credit card information. The information was published online in a torrent file.

“Their customer base is comprised primarily of military and law enforcement affiliated individuals, who have for too long enjoyed purchasing tactical combat equipment from their slick and ‘professional’ looking website,” they wrote. “What’s that, officer? You get a kick out of pepper-spraying peaceful protesters in public parks? You like to recreationally taser kids? You have a fetish for putting people in plastic zip ties?”

 

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