This is part one of an exclusive Mint Press News investigation into the story of Stratfor. Don't miss part 2. On Christmas Day 2011, the hacktivist collective Anonymous ruined the day for a security firm that, throughout much of its history, enjoyed operating in the shadows. The firm: Strategic Forecasting, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based
Part 1: The birth of the private intelligence firm’s strategies for winning on the PR battlefield — for the highest bidder.