WikiLeaks Publishes Confidential Emails of US Intelligence Firm

WikiLeaks Publishes Confidential Emails of US Intelligence Firm

The whistleblowing organization, WikiLeaks, on Monday has started to release more than five million confidential Emails that were sent to and from the U.S. Intelligence company Stratfor.

The WikiLeaks press release said that the emails were written between July 2004 and December 2011 and would reveal Stratfor’s “Web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods”.

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The press release also pointed out, “The material shows how a private intelligence agency works, and how they target individuals for their corporate and government clients.” It said that more than 4000 emails being released mentions WikiLeaks or its founder Julian Assange.

Stratfor was attacked by a hacker group Anonymous in December 2011 and a lot of emails, passwords and credit card details were stolen. Stratfor said a few days earlier that it would not make any comments about the authenticity or the accuracy of the stolen emails.

Julian Assange told Reuters news agency: “Here we have a private intelligence firm, relying on informants from the US government, foreign intelligence agencies with questionable reputations and journalists.” WikiLeaks did not reveal how it obtained the documents.

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