STRATFOR Admits Credit Card Data Wasn't Encrypted

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The Web site for STRATFOR is online again following a crippling cyber attack.

"Stratfor CEO George Friedman said in a blog post, 'The attempt to silence us failed. Our website is back, though we are waiting for all archives to be restored, and our email is working again. Our failures have been reviewed and are being rectified,'" writes The Inquirer's Chris Martin.

"'We knew our reputation would be damaged by the revelation, all the more so because we had not encrypted the credit card files. This was a failure on our part,' added Friedman, blaming the rapid growth of the company for the mistake of not having encrypted the credit card details," Martin writes.

Go to "Stratfor gets back online following Anonymous attack" to read the details.

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