The New York Times Nicole Perlroth reported on it with the headline: "Hackers Breach the Web Site of Stratfor Global Intelligence."
Quote of the weekend comes from Jerry Irvine in Perlroth's article:
The attack was also likely intended to embarrass Stratfor, which specializes in intelligence and security. The hackers said they were able to obtain the credit card details because, they said, Stratfor had failed to encrypt them.Cheers to all involved: hackers, cops and wanna be hot dogs!
“The scary thing is that no matter what you do, every system has some level of vulnerability,” says Jerry Irvine, a member of the National Cyber Security Task Force. “The more you do from an advanced technical standpoint, the more common things go unnoticed. Getting into a system is really not that difficult.”