An Anonymous Op Syria press release sets the record straight about the July 5th disclosure of more than 2 million e-mails of Syrian officials and companies in what appears to be WikiLeaksâ€™ most consistent â€œrevelationâ€ yet.
In a press conference in London the day the leak hit the Internet, a WikiLeaks representative characterized the super massive load of files as “embarrassing to Syria â€“ it helps us to understand their interests, actions and thoughts,” as noted by techradarâ€™s Marc Chacksfield.
In its press release of July 6, Anonymous Op Syria proceeds to an extensive presentation of their efforts to â€œassist protesters in Syriaâ€ in an attempt to answer the un-asked question of the exact source of the impressive WikiLeaks feat.
â€œAn Anonymous Op Syria team consisting of elements drawn from Anonymous Syria, AntiSec (now known as the reformed LulzSec) and the Peoples Liberation Front succeeded in creating a massive breach of multiple domains and dozens of servers inside Syria,â€ reads the release. The breach resulted in â€œa vast trove of informationâ€ which Anon Op Syria chose to hand over to WikiLeaks because the organization was considered to be â€œsupremely well equipped to handle a disclosure of this magnitude.â€
Anon Op Syria reaffirms its commitment to â€œa relentless information and psychological campaign against Assad and his murderous and genocidal governmentâ€ and says its partnership with WikiLeaks is likely to grow stronger and â€œchange human history.â€
Interestingly enough, a discussion released on AnonPr on the very day of the â€œSyria Filesâ€ leak reveals certain concerns among Anon members about the opportunity of collaborating with the authorities once one of them has been arrested.