(dailymail.co.uk) Hackers who stole thousands of credit card numbers from U.S. security firm Stratfor are now set to release 2.7 million of its confidential emails.
The loose-knit Anonymous movement vowed to heap further embarrassment on the intelligence company, dubbed the ‘Shadow CIA’, it hacked over Christmas.
It wants to humiliate the firm, which uses a global network of sources to create daily intelligence briefings on security and financial risk, by publishing the communications.
And it said they could provide the ‘smoking gun for a number of crimes’.
Anonymous posted the credit card numbers of 30,000 of its clients – including executives from HSBC and Barclays and a member of the House of Lords – on Monday.
They were then used, it claimed, to donate $1 million to charity.
Activist Barrett Brown told The Times that, if the emails were published, the sources risked exposure.