Did the FBI know in advance of the Stratfor hack, but let it happen in order to gather evidence?
Soon after the news broke yesterday (March 6) about the arrest and cooperation of turncoat Anonymous and Lulzsec hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, known online as "Sabu," the Justice Department released chatroom transcripts that imply the FBI knew in advance of the devastating attack in December upon the Austin, Texas geopolitical analysis firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
Approximately 860,000 email addresses and accompanying encrypted passwords, 68,000 credit-card numbers and 50,000 telephone numbers belonging to subscribers of Stratfor's email newsletter were posted online within a few days of the attack.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
FBI may have known in advance of Stratfor hack - msnbc.com