Market research firm Forrester Research on Oct. 6 confirmed research reports available to its clients were stolen from 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,” according to a company statement.
An outside hacker used credentials to steal the reports but the company detected the attack and ultimately shut the hacker out of the system, Chief Business Technology Officer Steve Peltzman wrote in a company blog.
The company said it will review its security processes and systems and contacted law enforcement about 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 Forrester Chairman and CEO George Colony.