STRATFOR Claims Damage from Security Breach Was Limited

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Security think tank STRATFOR says Anonymous hackers are exaggerating the impact of a recent data breach.

"After Anonymous ransacked think tank Stratfor's computers and stole away thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information, it claimed to have also clipped the company's confidential client list," writes Computerworld's John P. Mello Jr. "That list contains sensitive information about Stratfor's high- profile clients, such as Apple, the U.S. Air Force, and the Miami Police Department."

"However, Stratfor denies that Anonymous got the think tank's family jewels," Mello Jr. writes. "'Contrary to this assertion the disclosure was merely a list of some of the members that have purchased our publications and does not comprise a list of individuals or entities that have a relationship with Stratfor beyond their purchase of our subscription-based publications,' the firm says in an e-mail to its members dated December 25."

Go to "Confidential client list safe from Anonymous, Stratfor says" to read the details.

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