Stratfor

What was Stratfor’s obligation to secure data and what might this breach cost them?

I thought it might be useful to post part of Texas law that may apply to Stratfor’s duty to protect subscriber data: Sec. 521.002. DEFINITIONS. (a) In this chapter: (1) “Personal identifying information” means information that alone or in conjunction with other information identifies an individual, including an individual’s: (A) name, social security number,...

Stratfor updates those affected: will be offering free credit monitoring services and will be boosting security

The following was provided to DataBreaches.net by one of the recipients: From: “STRATFOR” Date: December 25, 2011 3:49:06 PM MST To: Subject: Update on Security Issues Reply-To: “STRATFOR” View on Mobile Phone | Read the online version. Dear Stratfor Member, On December 24th an unauthorized party disclosed personally identifiable information and related credit...

Stratfor’s privacy policy

I was stunned to read that credit card numbers were stored in clear text on Stratfor’s servers.  So I pulled up a cached copy of their Privacy Policy as it appeared on December 19th: Privacy Policy STRATFOR Enterprises LLC , publisher of STRATFOR, and its affiliates (hereafter referred to collectively as “STRATFOR”) are committed...