Information belonging to 221 officials of British military and 242 NATO staff were leaked
Email addresses and passwords belonging to British, US defence, intelligence, police officials and politicians were posted on the internet by hackers.
According to Guardian, ‘Hacktivists’ belonging to the Anonymous group claimed to have stolen them from account information of Stratfor.
The analysis was carried out for the Guardian by John Bumgarner, a cyber-security expert at the US Cyber Consequences Unit in Washington.
Besides the personal details of former vice-president Dan Quayle and former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, details of 173 US nationals serving in Afghanistan were made public.
In addition, information belonging to 221 officials of British military and 242 NATO staff were also compromised.
A British government spokesman said that they were aware that subscriber details for the Stratfor website have been published in the public domain. "At present, there is no indication of any threat to UK government systems," he added.
It is also said that around 19,000 email addresses of US military personnel were also leaked in this operation.