Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) announced today that Forrester.com experienced a cybersecurity incident this week. To date, Forrester’s investigation has determined that the attack was limited to content made available to Forrester clients through Forrester.com. There is no evidence that confidential client data, financial information, or confidential employee data was accessed or exposed as part of the incident.
Preliminary forensic evidence suggests that the hacker was ultimately detected and shut out of the system; remediation steps were taken.
“We recognize that hackers will attack attractive targets — in this case, our research IP. We also understand there is a tradeoff between making it easy for our clients to access our research and security measures,” said George F. Colony, chairman and chief executive officer of Forrester. “We feel that we have taken a common-sense approach to those two priorities; however, we will continuously look at that balance to respond to changing cybersecurity risk.”
Forrester continues to investigate the incident and has notified the authorities to enable law enforcement to take further action as needed.
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