Anonymous hackers to publish U.S. security firm’s 2.7m client emails… ‘providing a smoking gun for a number of crimes’

(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’.

Stolen: Hacking group 'Anonymous' is set to publish 2.7 million emails sent from Stratfor's global network of sourcesStolen: Hacking group ‘Anonymous’ is set to publish 2.7 million emails sent from Stratfor’s global network of sources

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.

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