A group of Transparency Advocates released a huge number of hacked and expired Russian papers on Friday, in what is considered revenge against Russia's hacking of emails from the National Democratic Committee (DNC) to influence the presidential campaign in 2016.
Documents totaling 175 gigabytes in data were shared on the DDoSecret website and on the internet archive at the same time on Friday. The range of shared documents is far greater than the common knowledge that Russian officials received from DNC and the then Democrat Hillary Clinton .
The collection of materials called "The Dark Side of the Kremlin" includes insider information such as "hundreds of thousands of messages and files from Russian politicians, journalists, oligarchs, religious figures and nationalists / terrorists in Ukraine" which publishes the documents.
The news was first reported by The New York Times. Robert Mueller Robert Swan Mueller Sase: The US Must Appreciate Muller's Choice in Running the Investigation of Russia MORE Accused Russian intelligence officials last year of hacking DNC and former chairman the campaign Clinton John Postesta.
The Russian government has repeatedly denied hacking DNC.
In a new lawsuit last week, DNC said it was also targeted by Russian hackers after the mid-term elections in 2018 in November.
Some of the documents include material taken from the Russian Ministry of the Interior, which WikiLeaks did not publish in 2016, saying he "rejected all the materials he could not check" or was "insignificant".
Emma Best Journalist and Transparency Advisor told the Times that the publication of Russian files was not made explicitly as a return for Russian hacks and leaks in 2016 but said he "added some notable ironies."
Our motive is to collect. and provide materials on a topic that has been very unheard of – the Russian energy circles, how they connect, their operations to influence, "Best said. "People have a poor understanding of this, but some experts have not been dealt with in detail and contextualized."
The best, last year, helped organize a distributed denial of secrets (DDOS). The site, Times notes, hosts thousands of leaked documents from different countries and works like WikiLeaks.  – Updated at 8:30