1. BREACH

    WikiLeaks Dumps ‘Shadow CIA’ Emails

    The home page of the Stratfor website is seen on a computer monitor in London Wendesday Jan 11, 2012.  Security analysis firm Stratfor has relaunched its website after hackers brought down its servers and stole thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to its clients.  Stratfor acknowledged Wednesday that the company had not encrypted customer information  a major embarrassment for a security company. (AP Photo/Cassandra Vinograd)

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    Julian Assange’s crew is at it again. WikiLeaks, known for ticking off powers that be the world over, began publishing documents online Monday that it says were swiped from Stratfor, an intelligence firm based in Texas that has been dubbed a “shadow CIA.” The site has published 167 emails in its first release and says it has formed partnerships with publications including Rolling Stone and McClatchy. The hacker-activist collective Anonymous announced earlier this year that it had stolen emails from the company, saying it would expose unseemly secrets about the geopolitical-analysis firm, which reportedly has about 300,000 subscribers. The Guardian has reported that Anonymous is believed to be the source of the documents being released by WikiLeaks.

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