Wikileaks Publishes Stratfor Hack Emails

Wikileaks has started to release the 5 million-strong mail dump stolen in December's hack on US intelligence firm Stratfor.

According to Wired, members Anonymous decided to turn the data that they had acquired during the hack over to Wikileaks because it was better placed to analyse and publish the information. The report says that more of the emails will be published over the next week and a half.

Wikileaks also says there are 4,000 emails that include "privileged information" concerning the US government and its actions regarding Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Stratfor's "attempts to subvert Wikileaks". None of the 4,000 emails were in the initial dump of 167 emails.

Stratfor's statement says: "Some of the emails may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies; some may be authentic. We will not validate either. Nor will we explain the thinking that went into them. Having had our property stolen, we will not be victimized twice by submitting to questioning about them".

In response to claims of Stratfor CEO's resignation, the statement highlighted to the "continued leadership of founder and Chief Executive Officer George Friedman".

Wikileaks claims that Stratfor had a "global network of informants who are paid via Swiss banks accounts and pre-paid credit cards" and made "routine use of secret cash bribes to get information from insiders".

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