Politics
9:35 am
Mon February 27, 2012

WikiLeaks Publishes Stratfor Emails

Today WikiLeaks began releasing "The Global Intelligence Files" – more than five million emails from Austin-based global security think tank Stratfor Global Intelligence.

In a statement on its website, WikiLeaks says the files, which date from July 2004 to late December 2011, contain details of the inner workings of the private intelligence agency, links between government and private intelligence, and commentary on WikiLeaks itself. Wikileaks says it partnered with 25 media organizations and activists in publicizing the files.

WickiLeaks has not disclosed the source of the emails, but the publication follows the hacking of Stratfor's servers last December by individuals aligned with cyber-activists Anonymous.

Aside from Stratfor’s Austin ties, the company came under local scrutiny when an initial email leak disclosed what appeared to be investigation of Occupy Austin. The Austin Chronicle wrote about the situation earlier this month.

Stratfor says on its website it’s temporarily offering content for free in response to the hacking and email publication.