On October 19, 2012, WikiLeaks released a very curious email, one of WikiLeaks' Global Intelligence Files of over 5 million e-mails from the Texas-headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. As WikiLeaks explains:
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.