21 September 2017
Find out more

OpRobinHood: hackers steal credit card details to give to poor

30 November 2011  |  11045 views  |  0 banktransferdaypic

Online collective Anonymous has teamed up with hacker group TeaMp0isoN on its latest campaign, OpRobinHood; using stolen credit card details to "donate" to the "99%".

In a statement claiming to be from the pair, the campaign is presented as an extension of the Occupy movement that will "turn the tables on the banks".

"Operation Robin Hood is going to return the money to those who have been cheated by our system and most importantly to those hurt by our banks. Operation Robin Hood will take credit cards and donate to the 99% as well as various charities around the globe."

The groups justify the theft from customers by reasoning that "the banks will be forced to reimburse the people there [sic] money back".

The statement claims that OpRobinHood has already seen the hackers steal card details from Chase, Bank of America, and CitiBank and use the information to donate thousands of dollars to protests, the homeless and charities.

In May hackers breached Citi's systems and used the stolen data to loot around $2.7 million from the accounts of 3400 customers. However, there is no evidence that this was related to OpRobinHood.

The groups are urging people to move their accounts to credit unions, boasting: "We are going to show you banks are not safe and take our money back. We are going to hit the true evil while not harming theirs customers and helping others."

 

Anonymous' last major operation against a financial institution proved a false alarm. Having initially threatened to 'erase' the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests, it later claimed to be just running a media scare tactic.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Social media spreads Bank Transfer Day message

Social media spreads Bank Transfer Day message

07 November 2011  |  9206 views  |  1 comments
Hackers dump Citigroup CEO personal data on the Web

Hackers dump Citigroup CEO personal data on the Web

18 October 2011  |  9304 views  |  0 comments
Anonymous says Nyse take-down threat was 'media scare tactic'

Anonymous says Nyse take-down threat was 'media scare tactic'

11 October 2011  |  8104 views  |  0 comments
Anonymous threatens to 'erase' Nyse from the Internet

Anonymous threatens to 'erase' Nyse from the Internet

04 October 2011  |  11931 views  |  0 comments
Anonymous and LulzSec's PayPal boycott campaign gathers momentum

Anonymous and LulzSec's PayPal boycott campaign gathers momentum

27 July 2011  |  8834 views  |  0 comments
FBI arrests 14 over PayPal cyber-attack

FBI arrests 14 over PayPal cyber-attack

20 July 2011  |  8486 views  |  0 comments
Citi hackers steal $2.7m

Citi hackers steal $2.7m

27 June 2011  |  12381 views  |  1 comments
LulzSec targets banks in operation #AntiSec

LulzSec targets banks in operation #AntiSec

21 June 2011  |  8090 views  |  0 comments
Spain arrests Anonymous suspects linked to bank attacks

Spain arrests Anonymous suspects linked to bank attacks

10 June 2011  |  8620 views  |  0 comments
Hackers hit Citi card customers

Hackers hit Citi card customers

09 June 2011  |  8899 views  |  0 comments
Anonymous posts leaked Bank of America e-mails

Anonymous posts leaked Bank of America e-mails

14 March 2011  |  8207 views  |  0 comments
UK police arrest five over WikiLeaks-related Anonymous Web attacks

UK police arrest five over WikiLeaks-related Anonymous Web attacks

27 January 2011  |  11864 views  |  0 comments
WikiLeaks: Visa.com latest Operation Payback victim

WikiLeaks: Visa.com latest Operation Payback victim

09 December 2010  |  16683 views  |  2 comments

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
visit www.capgemini.comdownload the paper nowvisit www.sibos.com

Who is commenting?

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
HSBC switches on selfie payments in ChinaHSBC switches on selfie payments in China
11372 views comments | 24 tweets | 41 linkedin
Equifax hack: Visa and Mastercard flag 200k compromised credit cardsEquifax hack: Visa and Mastercard flag 200...
10557 views comments | 6 tweets | 17 linkedin
Dutch bank sentences teenage DDoS culprit to community serviceDutch bank sentences teenage DDoS culprit...
9293 views comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin
UAE banks pool cyber security dataUAE banks pool cyber security data
7827 views comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin
Apple P2P payments service nears launchApple P2P payments service nears launch
7626 views comments | 18 tweets | 26 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job