[ISN] Stratfor relaunches site; CEO accuses attackers of censorship

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 03:39:45 -0600 (CST)

By Jaikumar Vijayan
January 11, 2012

Strafor Global Intelligence CEO George Friedman on Wednesday blasted 
those responsible for a December attack on the global intelligence 
firm's website that compromised credit card information and emails 
belonging to thousands of subscribers.

In a YouTube video linked to the company's freshly relaunched site, 
Friedman accepted responsibility for Stratfor's failure to properly 
protect customer data while accusing the attackers of imposing a new 
censorship regime on the Internet.

"We are now in a world in which anonymous judges, jurors and 
executioners can silence whom they want," Friedman said in the video. 
"This is a new censorship that doesn't come openly from governments but 
from people hiding behind masks."

Strafor provides intelligence on global business, security and economic 
issues. The company has a worldwide client base, including many from 
within the government and military.


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