Forrester the most leading research and advisory firm in the world announced that Forrester.com experienced a Security Breach last Friday.
Hackers defaced into their website(Forrester.com) and download research reports that are made available for their clients.The advisory firm supports decision makers of its customers by giving patterns, statistics, and other market analysis.
Steven Peltzman, Forrester’s Chief Business Technology Officer, says the attacker stole valid user credentials that gave him access to Forrester.com accounts. Preliminary forensic evidence suggests that the hacker was ultimately detected and shut out of the system; remediation steps were taken.
It’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide.There is no evidence that confidential client data, financial information, or confidential employee data was accessed or exposed as part of the incident.
“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.
“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 joins the list of business organizations that suffered data breach after Equifax, Deloitte, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).