Emails obtained via a hack of intelligence agency Stratfor have shed light on a secret, comprehensive U.S. surveillance effort led by Virginia-based TrapWire.
The details were released by whistleblower site Wikileaks, but an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Wikileaks.org has made it difficult to access the TrapWire docs.
“Yes, WikiLeaks revealed a whole bunch of documents on #Trapwire, no, you can’t read them easily, because of the current DDOS attack,” Wikileaks tweeted on Friday.
As of 11:30 a.m. Eastern this morning, Wikileaks.org was still inaccessible.
“Attacks on #WikiLeaks are not only intended to prevent secrets from being revealed, but also to maintain an monopoly on influence,” according to the Wikileaks press Twitter feed.
Back in February, Wikileaks started publishing more than 5 million emails from Texas-based Stratfor. The emails spanned a seven-year period beginning in July 2004 and detailed Stratfor’s dealings with big corporations such as Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon, as well as government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the Defence Intelligence Agency.