WikiLeaks in an unprecedented collaboration with Anonymous has begun publishing a new batch of revelations, ‘The Global Intelligence Files,’ which contains information taken from 5 million emails belonging to the private intelligence firm Stratfor. The source of the reported five gigs of email in its press release is not mentioned by the WikiLeaks but it stated that it has been working for months with 25 media outlets from around the world to analyze the documents.
Checking about the Stratfor, the firm describes itself as a “subscription based provider of geopolitical analysis.” If going on WikiLeaks words, it supposed to have the leaked email data from July 2004 to late December 2011 suggesting Stratfor’s “high level” of interest in WikiLeaks and its activities. In the WikiLeaks “25 partners” list for this operation, there is neither The Guardian nor The New York Times, its original partners when it first began the operations.
WIKILEAKS RELEASE: The Global Intelligence Files. Over 5 million emails wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.ht…
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 27, 2012
The hacker group Anonymous played an important role in terms of acquiring the data, if going through one of Anonymous tweet, it claimed that the group is taking responsibility of the act for accessing the files and providing them to WikiLeaks. The announcement comes ahead of a press conference that Julian Assange’s organization will hold in London tomorrow (Monday) at 12:00 GMT.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 27, 2012