back to article DON'T PANIC! Latest Anonymous data dump looks old hat

On the day after Christmas, Anonymous dumped out 13,000 credit card numbers and account details for a host of popular websites, but an analysis of the package by security experts shows that most of the data has been available online for ages. The dump was carried out "for the lulz," according to an Anonymous Twitter account. …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    On the day after Christmas

    Maybe we could have a new carol

    On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me

    A DDoS attack

    etc.

    1. dan1980

      Re: On the day after Christmas

      Five botnet rings . . .

      1. VinceH

        Re: On the day after Christmas

        Okay, you asked for it.

        Blah blah blah up to the final verse, covering everything, which goes:

        On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

        Twelve spammy emails,

        Eleven open relays,

        Ten data breaches,

        Nine DDOSes,

        Eight privacy gaffs,

        Seven government snoops,

        Six bugs in crypto,

        Five botnet rings,

        Four hack attacks,

        Three phish attempts,

        Two password dumps,

        And some malware for my PC!

  2. Ole Juul

    Identity conundrum

    The real Anonymous or just some anonymous anonymous.

    1. Matt Bryant Silver badge
      Go

      Re: Ole Juul Re: Identity conundrum

      "The real Anonymous or just some anonymous anonymous." Yeah, funny how that 'global non-hierarchical organisation without leaders' turns out to have a very identifiable and consistent core of 'non-leaders' 'not controlling' everything. As is remarked by the expert in the article:

      "I'd also question the authenticity of this actually being Anonymous. It doesn't look like something they would do. Usually when they release data it's for a specific purpose, not just for no reason."

      Yup, no identifiable leadership in operation there! NOT!

  3. dan1980

    Okay, I am back on board with the images in stories now.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Oh I know, I want put my face right in there, is it chocolate do you think?

      1. fandom

        Chocolate?!

        Oh, wait! There is a cake in the photo

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "Okay, I am back on board with the images in stories now."

      I fully agree. In fact I think *all* stories about any kind of hacking should be attributed initially to Anonymous, at least until we know for sure it isn't.

  4. Mark 85 Silver badge
    Coat

    To hell with Anonymous...

    Tell us more about the masked lady in the picture.... ok.. I'll go quietly now.

    1. N2

      Re: To hell with Anonymous...

      She like a pearl necklace that's for sure :D

      1. phil dude
        Coat

        Re: To hell with Anonymous...

        A ZZ-top reference?

        P.

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Alert

    Well...

    ...at least it was a timely reminder for me to do my annual after-the-horse-has-bolted change-all-the-passwords exercise.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Selectively believing hackers

    Both lizard squad and anonymous have been caught making bogus claims and taking credit. Weedy are the press still keen to believe anything they say..

    1. Cliff

      Re: Selectively believing hackers

      Newspapers (or a certain subset of them) create fear to sell papers, but couldn't fact-check in the race for eyeballs or online clicks. This plays directly into that hysteria, so a handful of narcissistic kids get attention for fuckall.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Couldn't help

    I was NOT looking @ the boobs.

    1. James O'Shea

      Re: Couldn't help

      So.... are you gay, did you have a small accident, or are you simply not a guy?

      1. Swarthy Silver badge
        Boffin

        Re: Couldn't help

        The first bit doesn't apply, as all the gay men I've known love boobs. I'd go for the "small accident" as my guess.

    2. zen1

      Re: Couldn't help

      Oh I was, and I make no apology for it either. To be honest, that's what brought this story to my attention. I'm off to smoke a cigarette now

  8. Cliff

    Yummy!

    Xenu cake! My favourite :-)

  9. NozeDive

    Photo

    GOOD GOD THAT'S A GREAT PHOTO!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Photo

      You should see the bikini spread she did during one of the protests. ;)

  10. b 3
    Devil

    what a lovely pair!

    thanks for that 3:)

  11. Rob 44

    Sigh.

    This ladies and gentlemen is why journalism now sucks.

    We all know the official/ish accounts of anonymous. If they don't talk about it then assume it's just some idiot operating under the anonymous banner and not an official operation.

    Think I'll start doing silly shit and add anonymous to my twitter name to see if I get some headlines.

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