An anonymous hacker going by the Twitter handle @TylerSec has published a post on PasteBin claiming to have released 33 GB of JSTOR documents via his own leak network, Tyler Leaks. If the documents are in PDF format and are around 50-75 pages each, that’s about 22,500 academic papers dumped. The leak comes in response to the death of hacker hero Aaron Swartz who was facing a federal sentence for “stealing” academic papers from JSTOR.
Gawker writer Adrian Chen notes that the leak could be of the same documents released by Anonymous last year. “There’s a good chance that this Anonymous leak of JSTOR documents is an old dump from last year,” he tweeted.