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Anonymous and TeaMp0isoN Target Banks to Help Those “Cheated” by the System

Large Banks Targeted in #OpRobinHood as Hacktivists Look to Steal from the Rich and Give to the Poor

Large Banks Targeted in #OpRobinHood as Hacktivists Look to Steal from the Rich and Give to the Poor

p0isAnon, a name representing the merger between Anonymous and TeaMp0isoN, has launched a campaign which includes the possibility of wearing green tights, caps with matching feathers, and a guaranteed felony charge for those involved, should they be caught.

Hackers Target Banks in OpRobinHoodThe campaign, aptly named OpRobinHood, aims to take from the rich and then force the rich to eat the charges as the poor benefit from compromised credit accounts.

“Operation Robin Hood will take credit cards and donate to the 99% as well as various charities around the globe. The banks will be forced to reimburse the people their money back,” a statement from p0isAnon explains.

“We have already taken Chase, Bank of America, and Citibank credit cards with big breaches across the map. We have returned it to the poor (the TRUE 99%) who deserve it…. We have donated thousands to many protests around the world. We have donated thousands to the homeless and other charities…How safe can the banks be keeping you when we are easily able to steal thousands already?”

According to the campaign’s outline, the goal is to compromise credit accounts, and then use the stolen data to make charges that, once reported as fraud by the customer, would be reimbursed by the bank.

“It’s time for the banks to pay for not protecting you and only causing harm… We are going to make the banks deliver your money back to you with a smile on their faces and hate in their heart. The only fraud happening has been the actions of the banks [defrauding] the people. It’s time for the banks to do business with Anonymous and TeaMp0isoN.”

The group knows that some organizations will face chargeback fees due to the fraudulent activity, but based on the statements released thus far, they will be minimal. Also, in order to properly screw the rich, and leave the legitimate non-profits out of harms way (thus supporting the 99% proper), they said that the organizations “that keep 15% for themselves and are un-honest” will receive the ill-gotten funds.

Again, the group knows this is illegal. They just don’t care at this point, and are perfectly willing to play virtual Robin Hood (though we’re assuming they are not all wearing tights and using buck-and-quarter quarter-staffs) for the time being.

“We are not afraid of the Police, Secret Service, or the FBI. We are going to show you banks are not safe and take our money back,” they said.

When it comes to the accounts targeted, Debit cards are not included. In fact, they stated that nothing below corporate level Bank of America, Citibank, and Chase accounts will be singled out. Corporate American Express cards are fair game as well. There are no plans to sell the stolen card data, and only the aforementioned banks (the largest in the U.S.) are to be singled out.

Anonymous OpRobinHood“We are only doing under $1,000 at a time which helps quite a lot of people in that area. You banks: Need to stop fucking whining and start to up your security… You are _NOT_ secure. There are tons of E-Commerce websites [that remain] vulnerable…” the group commented.

“Credit Card Processing Centers and many E-Commerce shops are left vulnerable without proper funding in Security, and sometimes this sits up to one million accounts or more. We have shown our support [to the Occupy movement] by taking Chase/Bank of America and Citibank credit cards at a big breach across the map and giving back to the poor…”

As for the banks, the group says they have a way out.

“Apologize to all of your Corporate Customers for lying to them about Security… Give yourselves up, sell your companies to the Credit Unions and never show your businesses in the United States ever again.”

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