Spy Files 3
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.
WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange stated: "WikiLeaks' Spy Files #3 is part of our ongoing commitment to shining a
light on the secretive mass surveillance industry. This publication doubles the WikiLeaks Spy Files database. The
WikiLeaks Spy Files form a valuable resource for journalists and citizens alike, detailing and explaining how secretive
state intelligence agencies are merging with the corporate world in their bid to harvest all human electronic
WikiLeaks' Counter Intelligence Unit has been tracking the trackers. The WLCIU has collected data on the movements of
key players in the surveillance contractor industry, including senior employees of Gamma, Hacking Team and others as
they travel through Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and other countries.
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks' publisher, stated: "The WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit operates to defend WikiLeaks'
assets, staff and sources, and, more broadly, to counter threats against investigative journalism and the public's right
Documents in Spy Files #3 include sensitive sales brochures and presentations used to woo state intelligence agencies
into buying mass surveillance services and technologies. Spy Files #3 also includes contracts and deployment documents,
detailing specifics on how certain systems are installed and operated.
Internet spying technologies now being sold on the intelligence market include detecting encrypted and obfuscated
internet usage such as Skype, BitTorrent, VPN, SSH and SSL. The documents reveal how contractors work with intelligence
and policing agencies to obtain decryption keys.
The documents also detail bulk interception methods for voice, SMS, MMS, email, fax and satellite phone communications.
The released documents also show intelligence contractors selling the ability to analyse web and mobile interceptions in
Contracts and deployment documents in the release show evidence of these technologies being used to indiscriminately
infect users in Oman with remote-controlled spyware. The FinFly 'iProxy' installation by Dreamlab shows how a target is
identified and malware is silently inserted alongside a legitimate download while keeping the intended download
functioning as expected. The target identification methods mean that anybody connecting through the same network would
be systematically and automatically intercepted and infected as well, even unintended targets.