Today, 15 September 2014, WikiLeaks releases previously unseen copies of weaponised German surveillance malware used by intelligence agencies around the world to spy on journalists, political dissidents and others.
FinFisher (formerly part of the UK based Gamma Group International until late 2013) is a German company that produces and sells computer intrusion systems, software exploits and remote monitoring systems that are capable of intercepting communications and data from OS X, Windows and Linux computers as well as Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices. FinFisher first came to public attention in December 2011 when WikiLeaks published documents detailing their products and business in the first SpyFiles release.
Today, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by anyone, in order to “prevent damage to Australia’s international relations”. The court-issued gag order follows the secret 19 June 2014 indictment of seven senior executives from subsidiaries of Australia’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).
Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force.
Today WikiLeaks released the second Draft of EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Online and Offline, an instrument which sets how the EU is to treat these subjects and their priorities in the foreign policy of the European Union, for example, the EU response to censorship of TV stations in the Ukraine and certain aspects of US mass surveillance.
Today WikiLeaks released the penultimate draft agreement ("Outcome Document") going into NETmundial 2014 - the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. NETmundial is an international conference of twelve nations and other internet stakeholders, to be hosted in São Paulo, Brazil, April 23-24, convened to lay down a roadmap for internet governance.
Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs’ Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter has long been sought by journalists and environmental groups. The released text dates from the Chief Negotiators’ summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013.
Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013
Today, Wednesday 4 September 2013 at 1600 UTC, WikiLeaks released ’Spy Files #3’ – 249 documents from 92 global intelligence contractors. These documents reveal how, as the intelligence world has privatised, US, EU and developing world intelligence agencies have rushed into spending millions on next-generation mass surveillance technology to target communities, groups and whole populations
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg’s trial begins on Monday 20 May 2013 in Stockholm. This material includes inter alia the interrogations with GSW and his co-accused, internal correspondence from the Swedish Foreign Minister and the Swedish embassy in Cambodia, damage assessment reports by the companies and the authorities concerned, and correspondence between GSW and Kristina Svartholm and the Swedish prison authorities.
The Kissinger Cables are part of today’s launch of the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD), which holds the world’s largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications. As of its launch on April 8, 2013 it holds 2 million records comprising approximately 1 billion words.
WikiLeaks has begun releasing the ’Detainee Policies’: more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of Defense covering the rules and procedures for detainees in U.S. military custody. Over the next month, WikiLeaks will release in chronological order the United States’ military detention policies followed for more than a decade. The documents include the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of detention camps in Iraq and Cuba, interrogation manuals and Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs) of changes to detainee policies and procedures. A number of the ’Detainee Policies’ relate to Camp Bucca in Iraq, but there are also Department of Defense-wide policies and documents relating to Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and European U.S. Army Prison facilities.
Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture. At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months. The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another.
On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, 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 Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
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Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries
It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ’political opponents’ are a reality.
Today WikiLeaks began releasing a database of hundreds of documents from as many as 160 intelligence contractors in the mass surveillance industry. Working with Bugged Planet and Privacy International, as well as media organizations form six countries – ARD in Germany, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the UK, The Hindu in India, L’Espresso in Italy, OWNI in France and the Washington Post in the U.S. Wikileaks is shining a light on this secret industry that has boomed since September 11, 2001 and is worth billions of dollars per year. WikiLeaks has released 287 documents today, but the Spy Files project is ongoing and further information will be released this week and into next year.
You can download torrent archive containing all released files from here.
In thousands of pages of documents dating from 2002 to early 2009 and never seen before by members of the public or the media, the cases of the majority of the prisoners held at Guantanamo — 758 out of 779 in total — are described in detail in memoranda from JTF-GTMO, the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, to US Southern Coand in Miami, Florida.
These memoranda, which contain JTF-GTMO’s recommendations about whether the prisoners in question should continue to be held, or should be released (transferred to their home governments, or to other governments) contain a wealth of important and previously undisclosed information, including health assessments, for example, and, in the cases of the majority of the 171 prisoners who are still held, photos (mostly for the first time ever).
Here you may also download whole GITMO site from torrent.
On Sunday 28th November 2010, WikiLeaks began publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into the US Government’s foreign activities.
In a document titled "The WikiLeaks Threat" three data intelligence companies, Plantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies, outline a plan to attack Wikileaks. They are acting upon request from Hunton and Williams, a law firm working for Bank of America. The Department of Justice recommended the law firm to Bank of America according to an article in The Tech Herald. The prosed attacks on WikiLeaks according to the slides include these actions:
Feed the fuel between the feuding groups. Disinformation. Create messages around actions of sabotage or discredit the opposing organizations. Submit fake documents and then call out the error.
Create concern over the security of the infrastructure. Create exposure stories. If the process is believed not to be secure they are done.
Cyber attacks against the infrastructure to get data on document submitters. This would kill the project. Since the servers are now in Sweden and France putting a team together to get access is more straightforward.
Media campaign to push the radial and reckless nature of WikiLeaks activities. Sustain pressure. Does nothing for the fanatics, but creates concern and doubt among moderates.
Search for leaks. Use social media to profile and identify risky behavior of employees.
Due to recent attacks on our infrastructure, we’ve decided to make sure everyone can reach our content. As part of this process we’re releasing archived copy of all files we ever released - that’s almost 20,000 files. The archive linked here contains a torrent generated for each file and each directory.
The 391,832 reports (’The Iraq War Logs’), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a ’SIGACT’ or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.
You may also download the whole archive here
From here, you can browse through all of the documents that have been released, organized by type, category, date, number of casualties, and many other properties.
You may also download the whole archive here
WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
On 2008 WikiLeaks released the UK military protocol for all security and counter-intelligence operations. The document includes instructions on dealing with leaks, investigative journalists, Parliamentarians, foreign agents, terrorists & criminals, sexual entrapments in Russia and China, diplomatic pouches, allies, classified documents & codewords, compromising radio and audio emissions, computer hackers—and many other related issues.
Wikileaks released Assassinated FARC-EP spokesman Raul Reyes Yahoo mailbox from December 19, 2007 to May 29, 2008. It contained 708 messages that were not deleted by the latter date. Elbarcino is a known alias of Reyes and the address (firstname.lastname@example.org) appears as a FARC contact for UN resolution 1612 on child soldiers, as well as two FARC-EP related websites. Commander Reyes was assassinated by a combined United States and Colombian government cross-border night air attack inside Ecuador in early 2008. 20-30 other FARC members were also killed.
WikiLeaks made available a note sent from Peace Corps Director to Peace Corps Country Directors to control volunteer speech that is negative about the agency, along with copy of mandatory agency policy.
The released document detailed the key facts and themes NATO representatives are to give and to avoid giving to the world press. Among the revelations, which we encourage the public to review in detail, is Jordan’s presence as secret member of the US lead occupation force.
WikiLeaks released the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises International Business Directory (2006) is a 308 page index of Scientology-related business and business people.
The 21 Mar 2008 report, by Dr. Joachim Jacob, is classified as "VS-NfD" (Verschlusssache - Nur fuer den Dienstgebrauch / Classified document - for official use only) and presents an excerpt of 26 pages from the 132-paged final report. It was issued in context of the 1st Investigation Committee of the 16th Electoral period. The report gives detailed information about an official investigation into US military transports of detainees via Germany and also incarceration as well as mistreated of US detainees on German soil.
Wikileaks released 70 United Nations investigative reportsclassified "Strictly Confidential". The reports expose matters from allegations of hundreds of European peace-keepers sexually abusing refugee girls to generals in Peru using Swiss bank accounts to engage in multi-million dollar frauds against the UN.
WikiLeaks released audio recordings of Perupetro Vice President Alberto Quimper and Romulo León Alegría, a prominent member of Garcia’s ruling Aprista party, discussing under-the-table payments conditioned on Discover Petroleum obtaining oil exploration concessions. According to the recordings, Quimper, Leon and Ernesto Arias-Schreiber, the legal representative of Discover in Peru, were to receive $10,000 monthly in exchange for steering lucrative oil contracts to the Norwegian oil exploration firm.
The scandal, dubbed “petrogate,” led the government to suspend five joint exploration and development contracts recently awarded to Discover Petroleum and state-owned oil company Petroperu. The minister of Energy and Mines, Juan Valdivia, immediately handed in his resignation and only days later, the whole cabinet and cabinet chief Jorge del Castillo resigned.
Wikileaks released the UK Ministry of Defence’s JSP 440, the Defence Manual of Security, Volumes 1, 2 and 3. The document includes instructions on dealing with leaks, investigative journalists, Parliamentarians, foreign agents, terrorists & criminals, sexual entrapments in Russia and China, diplomatic pouches, allies, classified documents & codewords, compromising radio and audio emissions, computer hackers—and many other related issues.
WikiLeaks made available a United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (UN OIOS) 30 Jan 2007 report titled "Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Ituri region, Bunia [ID Case No. 0618-05]" relating to the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The document collected 217 allegations of abuse of girls and women by peacekeepers in eastern Congo, from sex with teenagers in the back room of a liquor store to threats of "hacking" victims for cooperating with investigators. The 2006 investigation found many allegations credible and said evidence suggests "frequent and ongoing" sexual exploitation in the region.
On Monday 16th March 2009, The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom published a series of leaked memos from the banking giant Barclays. The next day, these documents were removed from The Guardian web archive, as a result of a court injunction obtained in the middle of the night
Wikileaks obtained the documents from an anonymous source and published them the next day. The documents are copies of alleged internal memos from within Barclays Bank. They were sent by an anonymous whistleblower to Vince Cable, Liberal-Democrat shadow chancellor. The documents reveal a number of elaborate international tax avoidance schemes by the SCM (Structured Capital Markets) division of Barclays. According to these documents, Barclays has been systematically assisting clients to avoid huge amounts of tax they should be liable for across multiple jurisdictions.
WikiLeaks published a list of BNP members where 12801 individuals were represented. The BNP is a "far right" party, whose members are banned by the UK civil service from a number of government occupations. The list included contact details of all or nearly all party members and some other individuals and even included names of journalists and "anti-fascists" who have attempted to infiltrate the organization.
WikiLeaks released the UK government database of all 1,841,177 UK post codes together with latitude and longitude, grid references, county, district, ward, NHS codes and regions, Ordinance Survey reference, and date of introduction. The database was last updated on July 8, 2009 and is over 100,000 pages in size.
Wikileaks released documents proving extra-judicial killings and murder of suspected guerrillas, a reactive attempt by the Colombian government to execute the death penalty on the street and eradicate opposing forces such as the FARC-EP in isolated rural areas within Colombia. The documents mention that a good majority of the time these suspected guerrillas haven’t even been found guilty of a crime and are executed on the street before having a fair trial.
The material cites that all to often the opposing force are innocent human casualties as opposed to FARC-EP guerrilla fighters. It is also implied that police officers and Colombian commandos have engaged in murderous acts against innocent citizens and in order to cover their crimes have labeled these victims as combatant guerrilla fighters. The victims include mothers, children, fathers, students, and rural farmers.
The documents also mention the disappearance of individuals investigating such abuses and corruption. The information underscores a surprisingly low amount of criminal convictions issued by the courts against police officers and soldiers who have engaged in ’street justice’ by executing suspected guerrillas who in fact were innocent casualties of war.
Wikileaks released a confidential working paper (49 pp) presents the current plan for India’s Unique ID Databse Project, it will be the world’s biggest citizen identification scheme.
Documents released by Wikileaks revealed that Cuba and Venezuela signed a confidential contract in 2006 to lay an undersea fibre-optic cable that bypasses the United States. The contract between the two countries, which has been independently verified, adds weight to Cuban statements that the United States economic embargo of the island has forced it to rely on slow and expensive satellite links for Internet connectivity. Cuba is situated a mere 120 kilometres off the coast of Florida. The proposed 1,500 kilometer cable will connect Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad to the rest of the world via La Guaira, Venezuela. Carrying out the work are CVG Telecom (Corporación Venezolana de Guyana) and ETC (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba). The leaked documents have technical details and pictures of the cable, maps, and systems to be used, parties signing the agreement, terms and conditions, costs, and a schedule of charges and compromises. The connection allows for the transmission of data, video and voice (VoIP).
Wikileaks exposed how Ontario Provincial Police used wiretaps on more than a dozen different Mohawks without a judge’s authorization, after a group of indigenous people from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory blocked a railway and two highways to protest conditions on Native reserves across Canada and the Government of Canada’s sluggishness in resolving outstanding land claims. sentence.
The ’Green Dam’ censorship/spyware system was mandated to be installed on all Chinese personal computers come July 1, 2009. WikiLeaks made available an internal document from early 2008 containing negotiations between Jin Hui, the maker of the software, and the Chinese government, together with a detailed description of the Green Dam system.
Wikileaks published Bank Julius Baer trust records for Arturo Acosta, an infamous former Mexican police chief who was responsible for the disappearance of 140 detainees in Guerrero and who was convicted of drug-trafficking.
Wikileaks released a confidential NATO report from January 2009, revealed that civilian deaths from the war in Afghanistan had increased by 46% over the past year. The report showed a dramatic escalation of the war and civil disorder. Coalition deaths increased by 35%, assassinations and kidnappings by 50% and attacks on the Kabul based Government of Hamid Karzai also more than doubled, rising a massive 119%.