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A Twitter account associated with "Anonymous" celebrated the Christmas-Day hacking of security group Stratfor.

Discussion:  A hacking group, Anonymous, hit its first mark over the Christmas season.  They acquired user names and account numbers from Stratfor, and Austin-based security company, and donated the stolen funds to charity.  They promised to hack other accounts over the Christmas holidays, with the goal of donating one million dollars to different charities across the country.

Source:  CNN

Date:  December 26, 2011

Link:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/26/tech/web/anonymous-hack-stratfor/index.html

Discussion Questions:

  • If a group like Anonymous can seeming pick and choose who they want to hack, can anyone be completely safe from hackers?
  • What is the end goal for hackers like Anonymous who donate their stolen funds to charity?  To better society as a whole?

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