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Stratfor CEO: WikiLeaks ‘makes war more likely’

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Speaking to an audience on Tuesday at this year’s South by Southwest convention, Strategic Forecasting CEO George Friedman suggested that by publishing archives of U.S. diplomatic cables, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks actually “makes war more likely.” And in a surprising claim, Friedman added that his company tended…

DOJ refuses to confirm Assange indictment revealed by Stratfor leak

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing to comment on whether it has prepared espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, even after emails allegedly stolen from the Austin, Texas firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) and published Tuesday revealed that the company claims to have a sealed indictment…

Wikileaks emails indicate Stratfor discovered Israel already destroyed Iran’s nuclear facilities

Growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear facilities may prove to be all for naught. Officials from the global intelligence company Stratfor allegedly discussed that Israel may have already destroyed the Iranian nuclear facility, according to one of the emails released by Wikileaks Monday. In one of the over five million emails…

WikiLeaks releases massive hoard of emails from security firm Stratfor

Last December, an offshoot of the activist group Anonymous claimed to have hacked into the computers of security firm Stratfor in retaliation for the imprisonment of Bradley Manning and obtained personal information and credit card numbers. Now WikiLeaks has announced its intention to publish a trove of over five million…

Email passwords of U.S., British officials posted online: report

Email addresses and passwords belonging to British, US and NATO officials were posted online following the hacking of a US intelligence analysis firm over Christmas, the Guardian daily reported Monday. Online “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed via Twitter on Christmas Day that it had stolen a trove of emails and credit…

Stratfor hackers publish email, password data

Boston (Reuters) – Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous group published hundreds of thousands of email addresses they claimed belong to subscribers of private intelligence analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc. The list, published late on Thursday, includes email addresses appearing to belong to people working for large corporations, the U.S. military…

Stratfor delays website launch after hack attack

The website of Strategic Forecasting, also known as Stratfor, 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…

Stratfor warns hacking victims of further woes

WASHINGTON – US intelligence analysis firm Stratfor has warned its members whose emails and credit card information were hacked that they could be targeted a second time for speaking out on behalf of the company. Online “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed Sunday via Twitter that it had stolen a trove of…

Hackers swiped credit card data from security think tank Stratfor

(Reuters) – U.S. security think tank Strategic Forecasting Inc(Stratfor) said its website had been hacked and that some of the names of corporate subscribers had been made public. Stratfor said the breach came from an unauthorized party, while activist hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility. “As a result of this incident the operation of…

Security firm Stratfor suffers Anonymous hack

WASHINGTON — Online “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed Sunday it had stolen a trove of emails and credit card information from US-based security firm Stratfor’s clients, and vowed additional attacks. Hackers provided a link on Twitter to what they said was Stratfor’s private client list, which included the US Defense Department,…

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