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WikiLeaks Releasing Millions of Stratfor Emails; Window Into Private Intelligence Companies

Wikileaks is at it again. Its latest cache: Five million emails hacked from the databases of the Texas-based intelligence gathering firm Stratfor.

The Stratfor emails came not from a whistleblower but from a series of hacks in December by the online group Anonymous.

Wikileaks says the emails expose “the revolving door that operates in private intelligence companies in the United States” and cites over 4,000 emails that mention Wikileaks or its founder Julian Assange that show a campaign to subvert the organization.

Wikileaks and some 25 media partners will analyze the documents in the days and weeks ahead.

For its part, Stratfor is refusing to talk about the stolen emails that they claim may be forged or tampered with.

It’s unclear what the fallout of this latest information will be, but in certain circles it’s sure to cement Julian Assange’s place as the most irritatingly self-righteous person on the Web.