There was a massive release from Wikileaks last night that contained over five million emails from “The Global Intelligence Files.” It seems that Wikileaks got a little help from our friends at Anonymous.
Wired is reporting that the first leaked emails from last night came from Anonymous who turned over the files to Wikileaks due to their better organization. A member of Anonymous told Wired that Wikileaks was better at disseminating information so they were the best option at getting the leaks out.
As was reported last night, Wikileaks released a massive batch of emails that reveal the inner workings of the global intelligence company Stratfor. The company provided intelligence services to large corporations and government agencies such as Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
Stratfor was targeted by Anonymous because it had poor security, but its massive client list containing government and corporate organizations was just an extra incentive.
Anonymous also told Wired that we should expect more collaborations between the group and Wikileaks. As the group announced on its blog yesterday, there will be hacks announced every Friday that aim to wipe “as many corrupt corporate and government systems off our Internet.”
On top of the announcement of attacks every Friday, the group is also teasing on Twitter that something big is going to happen today.
#Anonymous. Next up? Another massive announcement later today.GET READY – So far today, Wikileaks dumped 5.5 Million mails lifted by
#Anonymous announces the start of something huge.What a day. First WikiLeaks begins publishing 5.5 million emails from Stratfor. Up next?
The Wikileaks story just broke last night and Anonymous is more active than ever these days, so expect more news from both of these groups in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted on any updates.