Today we are releasing a searchable archive of the leaked emails from the intrusion software company Hacking Team.

On July 5th, 400 GB of data from Hacking Team (including nearly 200 GB of emails) was anonymously published. So far, journalists and security researchers have used this data to uncover Hacking Team’s numerous questionable activities, like selling their intrusion software to countries with problematic human rights records and assisting with spying on activists.

We already mirror the full Hacking Team dataset to help enable this work. Now, to provide a better way to read Hacking Team’s emails, we are re-publishing the emails on ArchivePile.

Normal Search view of HT emails

Normal Search view of HT emails

ArchivePile is a read-only version of Mailpile. It is designed for easy browsing of email archives of journalistic and historical importance in a real mail client with threading and mailboxes maintained. On the Hacking Team email archive, emails are also categorized by countries, companies, events, and other subjects discussed. Additionally, there are tools for visualizing the emails in network graphs and extracting email metadata.

ArchivePile - force directed graph

A force directed graph view of a search results

 

 

 

 

Drill into messages of a social graph

Drill into messages of a social graph

 

 

 

Datadig plugin allows .csv export of special queries

Datadig plugin allows .csv export of special queries

We hope this searchable database will aid in the analysis of Hacking Team’s work and that ArchivePile will be useful for archiving other important sets of emails in the future.

However, hosting this data is not free. We have already spent over $3000 on server costs for just the first month of hosting the Hacking Team mirror. Donations to help cover our server expenses are very much appreciated.