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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:52 AM

As a Network Security Specialist --- I just love WikiLeaks

Simply amazing that in this day and age, companies have such lax security.---the biggest excuse for companies to not secure--- "not in the budget".

WikiLeaks did not say how it had acquired access to the vast haul of internal and external correspondence of the Austin, Texas company, Reuters said. However, hackers linked to the activist collective that calls itself Anonymous said in January that they had stolen the emails and planned to publish the data -- so the public would know the "truth" about Stratfor operations.

Anonymous claimed at the time that the data it had stolen was not encrypted, a fact security analysts said would be a major embarrassment for a company related to the security industries.

The company stressed that this release did not represent a fresh hack of its servers.

“Stratfor's data systems, which we have worked hard to rebuild since the December hack, remain secure and protected,” the company said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/27/wikileaks-publishes-millions-emails-stolen-from-us-think-tank/#ixzz1nae7YSsE

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Reply As a Network Security Specialist --- I just love WikiLeaks (Original post)
trumad Feb 2012 OP
Fawke Em Feb 2012 #1
trumad Feb 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2012 #3
trumad Feb 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2012 #5
Morning Dew Feb 2012 #6
Fawke Em Feb 2012 #7

Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:59 AM

1. I work in the same industry.

I'm in marketing and this is good FUD fodder for our Twitter.

Thanks!

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:03 AM

2. Believe me---each and every time there is a Wiki dump, our marketing team goes cha ching.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:44 PM

3. I read Stratfor's client list, saw their internal client passwords.

All of the passwords were like this: "Stratford1234" or similar.

Here's a link to their client list:
http://www.wikileaks.org/gifiles/attach/1/1785_GV%20MASTER%20Client%20List%203-15-07.xls

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:48 PM

4. LOL

The most common password is 1234

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Response to trumad (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:52 PM

5. I will come clean

My addy is in the list, as one of the NON paying, but gets all the adds from them, people. Their free material is at times useful.

Yes I get a "buy my material" from them at least ONCE a week.

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Response to trumad (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:02 PM

6. It's shorter than typing "password"

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