Stratfor Denies Confidential Client List Breach

Recently hacked US based research firm Stratfor has claimed that the effects of the hack attack orchestrated by Anonymous were limited.

According to Computer World, Stratfor claimed that Anonymous was exaggerating the scope of the cyber attack on its servers.

The company announced on Christmas Day that hackers had invaded its servers and stolen information related to the subscribers of its publication. Anonymous stole and posted names, addresses, emails, passwords and credit card information of thousands of Stratfor users.

The group also used the stolen credit card information to make donations to charities worldwide, it was revealed. Anonymous also claimed to have stolen a confidential client list which contains sensitive data on some Stratfor clients like the US Air Force and big tech giants like Apple.

However, in an email to its clients, the company claimed that the hackers had not stolen the confidential list.

"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 company said in the email.