Stratfor, the Reputational Fallout

The media is focused on the potential financial fallout of the compromise of credit card and financial records by the penetration of Stratfor. Whenever security is compromised, however, there is sure to be enormous reputational fallout as well. Already, Anonymous is promising to divulge personal information about victims who speak up on behalf of the company.

With its website shut down, Stratfor’s Facebook page announced:

“It's come to our attention that our members who are speaking out in support of us on Facebook may be being targeted for doing so and are at risk of having sensitive information repeatedly published on other websites. So, in order to protect yourselves, we recommend taking security precautions when speaking out on Facebook or abstaining from it altogether.”

Meanwhile, Anonymous promises more attacks are in the works.


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