Anonymous & WikiLeaks Unite to expose Stratfor as 25 Anons are arrested

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Offense Monday, February 27th, 2012

WikiLeaks and Anonymous collaborate in releasing The Global Intelligence Files of the global intelligence company Stratfor. This is huge, like another Cablegate dump, Stratfor is known as the private CIA. From the WikiLeaks site:

On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.

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According to Democracy Now, one of the leaked emails suggests a secret U.S. indictment of Julian Assange.

Defense Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

INTERPOL leads arrests of 25 alleged Anonymous cadre in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain as part of what the are calling "Operation Unmask." (get it?) From the Interpol PR:

Hackers reportedly linked to ‘Anonymous’ group targeted in global operation supported by INTERPOL

LYON, France ‒ An international operation supported by INTERPOL against suspected hackers believed to be linked to the so-called ‘Anonymous’ hacking group has seen the arrest of some 25 individuals across four countries in Latin America and Europe.

Operation Unmask was launched in mid-February following a series of coordinated cyber-attacks originating from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain against the Colombian Ministry of Defence and presidential websites, as well as Chile’s Endesa electricity company and its National Library, among others.

The international operation was carried out by national law enforcement officers in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain, under the aegis of INTERPOL’s Latin American Working Group of Experts on Information Technology (IT) Crime, which facilitated the sharing of intelligence following operational meetings in the four participating countries.

Some 250 items of IT equipment and mobile phones were also seized during searches of 40 premises across 15 cities during the operation, as well as payment cards and cash, as part of a continuing investigation into the funding of illegal activities carried out by the suspected hackers who are aged 17 to 40.

Redirect Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

http://interpol.int TANGO DOWN >> FREE INTERNATIONAL ANONS! #Anonymous

This tweet went out on Twitter last night as Anonymous brought down the Interpol website with DOS attacks. It is back up as I write this.

Here are some more links on this news:
Hackers reportedly linked to ‘Anonymous’ group targeted in global operation supported by INTERPOL

25 Alleged Anons Arrested in International Crackdown

Interpol #TangoDown, Suspected 25 Anonymous arrested

Anonymous brings down Interpol website in retaliation for 25 arrests

The Kicker

The Stratfor password was the company name. These people are such idiots that I propose that their name be promoted to that rare category of word, where like quisling, the owner of the name has distinguished themselves as to define a whole category of behaviour and that henceforth, whenever someone hides their money under the mattress, puts their key above the door, or uses their name as their password, we will say they have pulled a stratfor.