Does a dump or scrape of WikiLeaks exist? I'm thinking of an equivalent to Wikipedia's database download: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download

So far, I haven't found direct access to its publicly released data. It seems surprising to me that this wouldn't exist.

However, I have found the diplomatic cables dataset behind cablegatesearch, which is linked to at the bottom of that page: http://cryptome.org/z/z.7z. I'm not sure where this subset of data came from.

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    IIRC You'll never get all of their data (unencrypted). They distributed encrypted ZIPs after the Snowden episode that have not been decrypted to date AFAIK - I have them waiting on an external HD ;-)
    – user4293
    Feb 19, 2016 at 15:54

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October the 18th 2016: https://file.wikileaks.org/file/ was made publicly visible and file dates and timestamps changed to 1984.

  • Interesting. Was there any reason the timestamps were changed to 1984? Feb 21, 2019 at 9:34

UPDATE: the link and details below are currently not available. For details, see http://www.joshwieder.net/search/label/wlstorage.net

You can find the torrent links for all the Wikileaks data on the wlstorage.net site.

You can either download everything, or select files by "project", as folders or single files: torrents (1827 in total at time of posting).

You can also see some data before torrenting - link.


  • torrent.tar contains the entire /torrent/ directory.

  • file.torrent contains file.tar file as torrent - RECOMMENDED, PLEASE USE THAT FOR ENTIRE FILE COLLECTION!

  • files-all.torrent is the same, contains entire file collection, but they are not packed. Choose either suits you best.

If you want a torrent file for a specific project, an example is:


An example of a folder is this:


with individual torrent files inside.


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