WikiLeaks to release confidential documents from Strafor

WikiLeaks have announced that they will once again begin publishing about 5 million e-mails dubbed as confidential gotten from a security think tank.

Strafor, a US based security analysis firm for the US Army, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, is the one being targeted by WikiLeaks in their expose. According to a report, the latter were able to retrieve emails dating from July 2004 to December 2011.

According to the document sharing site, “The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Reuters, “here we have a private intelligence firm, relying on informants for the US government, foreign intelligence agencies with questionable reputations, and journalists. What is of grave concern is that the targets of this scrutiny are, among others, activist organizations fighting for a just cause.”

George Friedman, Strafor founder, that the attacks were “designed to silence us by destroying our records and the Web site. God knows what a hundred employees writing endless emails might say that is embarrassing, stupid or subject to misinterpretation.”

Assange and his company have been on the hot seat after they posted a classified document online from military and diplomatic sources.

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