WikiLeaks published another trove of hacked emails on Tuesday, this time from cyber-intelligence contractor HBGary.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 29, 2016
WikiLeaks notes that the latest dump coincides with the release of U.S. journalist Barrett Brown.
— Free Barrett Brown (@FreeBarrett_) November 29, 2016
Brown served 63 months in federal prison for aiding and abetting WikiLeaks and members of the hacktivist collective, “Anonymous,” during a 2012 FBI investigation. He was released on Tuesday. (RELATED: WikiLeaks Releases More Than Half-A-Million US Cables)
Before shutting down its federal contracting branch in 2012, HBGary was awarded numerous contracts pertaining to cyber-security and data protection.
Emails obtained in 2012 implicate the firm in working with the government, Bank of America and various other private corporations specifically to safeguard their systems from WikiLeaks.
Other emails show the U.S. Chamber of Commerce employing the firm to conduct corporate espionage.
This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.