Hackers Vow to Release Apparent Trove of U.A.E. Ambassador’s Emails

Kevin Poulsen reports:

A hacker group calling itself “GlobalLeaks” has begun distributing hacked emails stolen from the inbox of Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United States and a man credited for cementing America’s close alliance with the U.A.E. in the war on ISIS.

The hackers reached out to The Daily Beast in email this week to offer a sample of the messages they claimed demonstrated “how a small rich country/company used lobbyists to hurt American interests and those of itallies.” The leaks, they said, “reveal how million of dollars were used to hurt reputation of American allies and cause policy change.”

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