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American Security Think-Tank Hacked By Anonymous
2011-12-26 05:18:09

The hacking collective known as Anonymous is claiming to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers, email addresses, and other private information belonging to clients of an American security think-tank, various media outlets reported Sunday. According to CNET's Natalie Weinstein, approximately 200GB worth of data was pilfered from Austin, Texas-based Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor). The group then posted a link to what is believed to be a list of confidential clients compromised...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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