Stratfor puts off website relaunch for a week after Anonymous attack

anonFollowing a major attack by the hacker group Anonymous, security research firm Strategic Forecasting, better known as Stratfor, has said it will delay putting its website back online by about a week.

Stratfor yesterday sent an e-mail to its free subscribers about the delay, Reuters reports. Its website has been offline since the attack on December 24.

By not relaunching immediately, the firm, which provides “non-ideological, independent analysis of international affairs and security threats,” will have more time to investigate the full extent of the 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,” the company said in an e-mail.

Stratfor announced that it was hacked by Anonymous on December 24. The hackers managed to steal 200 gigabytes worth of data, including private e-mails, more than 9,000 credit card numbers, passwords and phone numbers. You can catch up on the entire situation with our helpful 10-point breakdown.