A group calling itself Anonymous says it stole thousands of e-mail addresses and credit card information from an on-line security firm to donate $1 million to charity.
In a taunting online message issued Sunday, Anonymous said the security firm Stratfor failed to encrypt its clients’ information, making it vulnerable to theft.
Stratfor’s clients include the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force and the Army. Anymous says it used the stolen information to send cash gifts to various charities including the Red Cross, CARE and Save the Children. It promised to wreak more havoc with information taken from celebrities.
Anonymous has taken responsibility for past hacking incidents.