Monday, July 16, 2012

Anonymous hacks Syria emails for WikiLeaks

Anonymous hacks Syria emails for WikiLeaks

Anonymous gives 2.4 million emails taken from Syrian servers to WikiLeaks project


Hacker collective Anonymous has provided some two million emails taken from systems owned by Syrian government offices and political figures to WikiLeaks for its Syria Files Project.


WikiLeaks began publishing the emails last week, as part of a project with several media organisations, to "shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy". The project is inline with WikiLeak's stated mission of exposing government and corporate misconduct.

Anonymous released a statement saying that its Anonymous Op Syria team, formed by members of Anonymous, AntiSec and the Peoples Liberation Front, began hacking domains and servers in Syria at the start of February.

In total 2.4 million emails were taken from 680 different domains of Syrian political figures, ministries, and associated companies, including the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.


Published July 12, 2012

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