Stratfor delays website launch

Antisec claims responsibility for Stratfor website hack

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Stratfor delays website launch Private intelligence analysis firm Stratfor has decided to delay its website launch following a hack attack that saw its subscribers details stolen.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 29, 2011

Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor), a private intelligence analysis firm, which was attacked by online hackers last weekend, has decided to delay the launching of its website by about a week, according to Reuters.

The company's website has been offline for several days following the hacking attack.

"As part of our ongoing investigation, we have also decided to delay the launching of our website until a thorough review and adjustment by outside experts can be completed," Stratfor said in an email to its subscribers.

A hacking group known as Antisec has claimed responsibility for the hack attack which saw credit card details, passwords and personal information belonging to Stratfor customers stolen. Antisec has promised to cause ‘mayhem' by releasing the stolen documents.

"An unauthorised party illegally obtained and disclosed personally identifiable information and related credit card data of some of our paying subscribers," Stratfor said in the email.

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