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WikiLeaks to publish over 5m confidential emails from Stratfor

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By The Drum Team | Editorial

February 27, 2012 | 1 min read

WikiLeaks has started to publish more than five million confidential emails from global intelligence company Stratfor.

WikiLeaks claims the company "fronts as an intelligence publisher", but provides confidential intelligence services to companies such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, would not reveal where the emails had come from, saying "As a source protection organisation and simply as a media organisation we don't discuss or speculate on sourcing."

It is believed that the emails, dated July 2004 to December 2011, come from hacker collective Anonymous, which claimed to have stolen information from the firm in December.

According to WikiLeaks, there are more than 4,000 emails mentioning WikiLeaks or Julian Assange in the files which will be published.

Speaking at a press conference today, Assange said: "We have looked most closely at the actions against us, the bigger story is likely to come out of this probably in three or four days' time."

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