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Alleged Whaleoil hacker releases new documents

The person who allegedly hacked Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater and claims to be the source of information for Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics has released new documents this afternoon.

Nicky Hager holding Dirty Politics book Source: 1 NEWS

An email from Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater.

The book, which features the emails, is aimed at bringing to light an alleged smear campaign being run by some of the government's top ministers.

In one email, dated May 2008 - six months before National came into power - John Key's former press secretary Kevin Taylor tells Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater "our intention is not to engage with any blogs".

However, he then says "FYI Jason Ede asked me to mention that he will be giving you a call in the next few days".

In Dirty Politics, John Key's senior advisor Jason Ede was accused of infiltrating a Labour Party database, which contained sensitive personal information. Prime Minister John Key today accepted claims in the book that Mr Ede accessed Labour Party data.

In another email date January 27 2011, "NZ Jed" asks Slater for help if Labour criticise National over the cost of the Botany by-election which was won by National's Jami-Lee Ross.

"If Labour go after Ross on the cost of a by-election - I can count on you to run some interference on Wood's local board position," writes "NZ Jed".

Mr Slater replies: "I have a strategy to smack Labour on that...I've run it before and and will run it again."

The person who released the emails and who claims to be Mr Hager's source, uses the account @whaledump, and has posted a link on Twitter to Kim Dotcom's file sharing site mega.co.nz.

However, it appears the file was removed less than 2 hours after the link appeared on Twitter.

The address of the @whaledump handle has been listed as 3 Hans Crescent, the address of the Ecuadorian Embassy London where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is living in exile.