Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Army Knowledge Online users warned following Strategic forecasting website scam

The United states military’s website for defense force is asking a person who registered usernames with open-source intelligence provider Strategic Forecasting , or Stratfor, to look at for uniqueness robbery and report any credit card scams to the Army’s Criminal Investigative authority.

On Friday, hackers united with the group AntiSec published thousands of email addresses and Stratfor usernames online, along with thousands of credit card numbers.

The lists have information of former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle, former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and many others, according to media information.

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AKO suggested to users check their credit card statements also change all online passwords, particularly if they used their Stratfor password with other accounts. If users find fraudulent activity on their credit cards, AKO recommended contacting one of the three main credit bureaus and submitting a fraud alert. The web portal also provided information for contacting the appropriate investigator in emails to its users, if they were victimized by credit card fraud.

Some media news contain also attributed the hacking to the loosely knit Anonymous hacking group, but a statement purportedly from the group posted on Pastebin Dec. 25 disavowed the Stratfor attack.

Stratfor publishes strategic intellect on international business, financial, safety and geopolitical relationships, according to previous reports on the company’s site, which is presently shut down.

It offers liberated information to anyone who signs up, other than also offers premium information for a fee.

According to the statement, Stratfor is presently performing a safety examination and will begin publishing again at its conclusion, according to a company report. Stratfor is giving 12 months of identity theft protection to every of its genuine clients.

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