(Paris) The news is startling, and yet the mass media hardly takes notice of it. The data leak was concerned this time not with the US State Department (Wikileaks) and not the Vatican (Vatileaks), but Freemasonry. There is talk of a Masonleaks. The analysis of thousands of secret documents of the lodge will likely take months to complete.
The Grand Lodge of France filed a complaint with the prosecution in Paris against unknown persons. Hackers cracked the server of the Grand Lodge and were able to gain access to membership lists and internal documents. Several thousand confidential documents of the lodges have already been published on the Internet. The data leak was made public by the weekly magazineL'Express.
The file containing the confidential boxes of papers was published for first time last April 10 on the website Stop Mensonges published. The site wrote:
"Revelations about the secret government, which determines the new world order."
It is a data volume of six gigabytes of secret documents. It's about decades of secret rituals, directories, projects, programs, statements, internal publications, membership applications, thousands of detailed CVs of neophytes who applied for initiation or of which they were granted. We have also found hundreds of criminal records, of which it is suspected not only that they are adepts, but may serve information gathering or the exertion of pressure. In addition, copies of identity documents, internal correspondence and those with other Grand Lodges around the world. The daily Le Monde was allowed to inspect the data.
Stop Mensonges - to protect the parties there is no information on the origin of the papers
The mechanics that led to the data leakage is currently unknown. The server of the Grand Lodge announced on April 4, a penetration on April 2 of its Lodge-cloud . Some of the hacked documents are dated April 2016. It's a document that the operation is very recent.
The operator of the website Stop Mensonges has lived in a villa in Las Vegas for years. His only explanation was previously that in order "to protect the people involved," he could not explain how he got to the documents. He refused an interview by the magazine Society for fear of reprisals.
In the Grand Lodge of France there seems be a mole, a lodge brother who stole the documents. Publicly, the Grand Lodge does not want to comment on the incident. It seems that it is the Internet pirates failed to gain possession of the complete list of the 34,000 members of the Grand Lodge. The names of many lodge brothers seem, however, to appear in the cracked documents.
OCLCTIC commenced investigations
As soon as the complaint was filed, the OCLCTIC leapt into action. Behind the unpronounceable acronym is concealed the Office central de lutte contre la criminalité liée aux technologies de l'information et de la communication, founded in 2000, a special branch of the police, which specializes in cybercrime.
The Grand Lodge of France is just one of eight Masonic obediences that are currently active in France. However, it is the second largest behind the Grand Orient of France . According to media reports there had been, after the discovery of data leakage, hectic contacts between the Grand Lodge and the Interior Ministry and between the Grand Lodge and the other obediences. They apparently fear similar attacks and have increased security mechanisms.
Just how sensational of data leaks and the explosiveness of all the published secret documents can not yet be estimated. These documents must first be reviewed and analyzed. It's a work that, may take years if not months to complete. "There is probably some explosive information that includes previously unknown contacts and connections with far-reaching political, economic and socio-political consequences at national and international levels. We do not yet know where to start the search," said an employee of Médias Press .
Grand Master of the Grand Orient drew from Simone Veil - "Abortion is a cornerstone of our society"
Despite the attack, the aproned brothers have, however, not been deterred from their current socio-political causes: abortion and gender ideology.
The Grand Orient of France gave, last April 8, just four days after becoming aware of the data leaks by the "brother"-obedience, the Marianne de Jacques France award to the 88 year old Simone Veil. It stresses the importance that the Grand Orient attaches to the practice of abortion. Under Simone Veil's administration as the Minister of Health, the French abortion law, the 1975 Loi Veil was decided. Grandmaster Daniel Keller personally bestowed, in the presence of Senate President Gerard Larcher, an honor to the coveted figure represented by her two sons, Jean and Pierre-François Veil who received this on her behalf. The figure will "bear witness to the solidarity and the recognition of the Grand Orient by Simone Veil, our sister from the heart".
Keller went straight to the point. He praised Veil's "republican activism," her "struggle for the emancipation of women," which was a "child of secularism". While secularism is "the linchpin of the Masonic use".
He also praised the abortion law as "a symbol of the improvement of man and society, in the Masonic work".
Keller added: "This law is a pillar of our society."
"That every day in France, hundreds of children are killed in their mothers' wombs, thus is the pillar of society, because it is wanted by the Masonic sect", says the press agency Médias Press Info .