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09 Jan 2012

Security think tank targeted by hackers again

Stratfor, a security think tank that fell victim to hackers within the last month, was targeted once again. Stratfor is telling subscribers that they may be targeted by an internet security breach in the form of false and misleading communications from cyber criminals.

"I want to assure everyone that this is not my email address and that any communication from this address is not from me," according to Stratfor director George Friedman, who said emails appear to be coming from his address. "I also want to assure everyone that Stratfor would never ask customers and friends to provide personal information through the type of attachment that was part of the email at issue."

Last month, CBS said personal information belonging to about a million Stratfor subscribers was stolen by hackers. Companies who subscribe to the service include the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and the Miami Police Department.

The company's website is currently down. Users of the service should ramp up internet security and make sure all of their personal information and bank accounts are not compromised.