WikiLeaks goes after Stratfor

Marc Sanchez Feb 27, 2012

Yesterday, in its latest data-dump of documents, WikiLeaks released over five million emails from the security-analysis company, Stratfor. You may remember that name from a few months back when Stratfor’s website was taken down by hacking group Anonymous. Apparently the two amorphous collectives (WikiLeaks and Anonymous) have been working together to set this information free.

If there were a fictional, cartoon, b-boy version of Stratfor, it would probably don a sideways cap and shout:“Why you gotta be hatin’!?!” WikiLeaks’ non-fictional reply, as told by its founder, Julian Assange, to Reuters: “‘What is of grave concern is that the targets of this scrutiny are, among others, activist organizations fighting for a just cause.’” And according to Assange, WikiLeaks is one of the ‘targets of scrutiny’ that Stratfor has been going after. Turf war!

Don’t believe everything you read, according to Stratfor:

Some of the emails being published “may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies; some may be authentic,” [a] company statement said.
“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,” the statement said.

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