Hackers Strike Law Enforcement Supply Store

AntiSec members of Anonymous have struck again, this time hitting the credit card database of a law enforcement and military supply store, Special Forces.com. They say they obtained 14,000 email passwords and 8,000 credit card records fron the site months ago. From #AntiSec's press release on Pastebin, which I'm not linking to because it contains some data (although the release is readily available on Twitter, just search #AntiSec or #lulzxmas or #Anonymous.)

[T]he online piggie supply store SpecialForces.com. Their customer base is comprised primarily of military and law enforcement affiliated individuals, who have for too long enjoyed purchasing tactical combat equipment from their slick and “professional” looking website. What’s that, officer? You get a kick out of pepper-spraying peaceful protesters in public parks? You like to recreationally taser kids? You have a fetish for putting people in plastic zip ties?


We had to contain our laughter when we saw these two "hacker proof" logos plastered on the SpecialForces.com website: "Scanned by GoDaddy.com: secured website" and "McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses, and online scams.” Despite the almighty powers of GoDaddy and McAfee's logos and some reassuring words, SpecialForces.com was just no match for our hella wicked black hat voodoo. We have just one question before we continue: You mad, officer?

Unlike Stratfor, the hackers say at least Special Forces.com encrypted its data. But it still was able to obtain it:

[W]e were quickly able to break back into the military supplier’s server and steal their encryption keys. We then wrote a few simple functions to recover the cleartext passwords, credit card numbers, and expiration dates to all their customers’ cards. That’s how we roll.

The factions among members of the group are still evident. The data was obtained months ago and the group had been holding on to it, but a "former comrade" leaked the list early.

In reality, for the past few months, we have been in possession of approximately 14,000 passwords and 8000 credit cards from SpecialForces.com. Unfortunately a former comrade leaked the password list early, and the full story on this owning will be told in our upcoming zine. Until then, feast upon one hell of a juicy text file.

The release says if Bradley Manning doesn't get a fancy holiday meal soon, it will strike again.

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    Wonderful. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 10:02:24 PM EST
    Hope they grind every LEO's credit rating into the ground.

    don't trust criminals (none / 0) (#2)
    by diogenes on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 10:37:53 PM EST
    Who's next?  Anyone who is a tiny bit less radical than they are.  Would this be so "cute" if Anonymous were right wing activists hacking the website of the National Organization of Women?  

    Is the National Organization of Women (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by shoephone on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 10:45:55 PM EST
    controlling the money, the government, the intelligence aparatus, and the military industrial complex of the United States?

    This has been another episode of Simple Answers to Stupid, Hypothetical Questions.


    Hiding your encryption keys (none / 0) (#4)
    by Edger on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 11:10:45 PM EST
    on your server is sort of like hiding your house keys under your door mat.

    It takes a special kind of intelligence.