February 27, 2012
Wikileaks has published the first batch of more than five million emails from US security publisher Stratfor, which were obtained after hackers affiliated with Anonymous broke into the intelligence group’s servers.
In announcing the publication, Wikileaks described Stratfor as “the shadow CIA” and said it would shed light on the group’s web of informers, pay-off structure and the payment laundering techniques it used for clients.
These clients are alleged to include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Defence Intelligence Agency.
Wikileaks said the hacked emails – which it has dubbed The Global Intelligence Files  – included more than 4,000 mentioning Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, along with ones that detail Statfor’s “attempts to subvert Wikilkeaks”.