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Stratfor Website to Remain Offline for One More Week after Cyber Attack

Seems like Stratfor, the US military think tank website has yet to recover from a hack attack that resulted in the theft of thousands of its users' personal credentials.

The site was attacked by alleged Anonymous hackers on Christmas eve; sensitive personal information involving thousands of its users' email IDs, passwords and even credit card details fell into the hands of perpetrators.

And now as a part what is being termed by Stratfor officials as a security measure, the relaunch of Stratfor has been reportedly delayed by at least a week.

‘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 announced, according to a Metro report (opens in new tab).

The firm earlier acknowledged the hack attack by stating: "‘An unauthorised party illegally obtained and disclosed personally identifiable information and related credit card data of some of our paying subscribers."

And to make matters even worse for those Stratfor clients whose personal credentials were stolen during the attack, perpetrators are now publishing all stolen data online.