Latest Wikileaks Stories

2011-02-10 11:25:00

The computer security firm McAfee Inc. said in a report this week that hackers working in China broke into the computer systems of five multinational oil and gas companies to steal bidding plans and other critical proprietary information. The report declined to identify the five known companies that had been hacked and said that another seven or so had also been broken into but could not be identified. "It ... speaks to quite a sad state of our critical infrastructure security. These were...

2011-02-10 06:15:00

A US Judge will hear arguments next week over the US government's labors to get Twitter to release personal information on the accounts of three people with ties to whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The government's efforts to gain access to the Twitter information have been challenged by a number of groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The three WikiLeaks supporters under investigation are Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta...

2011-02-09 08:24:00

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFTC), a developer and provider of immediate response and intelligent messaging software solutions, issued today its reaction to the recent news concerning intelligence released by WikiLeaks that the international terrorist network al-Qaeda, is aggressively working to secure the materials and individuals necessary to build a radioactive "dirty bomb." Defentect Group has long been aware of the reality...

2011-02-08 06:27:54

Wikileaks is launching an online shop to sell various branded merchandise to help fund its defense against governments and lawsuits, wrote Andy Greenberg on the Forbes "Firewall" blog. "On Monday, the secret-spilling site plans to launch an online store that sells WikiLeaks-branded paraphernalia including T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and tote bags, a source at the organization tells me," Greenberg said. "Profits will go to WikiLeaks, after a portion of sales are taken by the e-commerce platform...

2011-02-08 06:20:00

In Russia, a British journalist from the Guardian newspaper was expelled from the country after reporting claims in the leaked cables that Russia had become a "mafia state," the paper said Monday. Luke Harding, the paper's Moscow correspondent, was refused entry into Russia as he tried to return to the Russian capital over the weekend following two months in London reporting on the contents of cables, which Wikileaks had given to the Guardian. Upon checking his passport, Russian officials...

2011-02-08 06:15:00

A group of tech-savvy hackers operating under the name "Anonymous" took credit for breaching the website of HBGary Federal, a computer security company working with the U.S. government to expose the identities of those in the group. "Anonymous" had previously conducted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Amazon, Visa and MasterCard in apparent retaliation for their withdrawal of services to the whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks, which had published thousands of classified U.S....

2011-02-07 13:05:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced highlights from its Third Annual Security Blogger Summit, held last week in Madrid. This year's event focused on cyber-activism and cyber-war, as well as the new dangers posed to users and institutions on the Internet. The roundtable discussion, featuring top security experts in the industry, centered around the most recent examples of this emerging phenomenon, case studies of...

2011-02-07 06:20:00

A London court will be the showdown location for the computer hacker turned secrets leaker Julian Assange who Sweden wants to extradite to face sex crimes allegations. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder and his entourage of lawyers, supporters, protesters and journalists will be present for a two-day hearing that begins Monday to decide Assange's legal fate, AP reports. It will also keep the spotlight away from WikiLeaks' revelations and on its opinion-dividing front man. Assange is accused of...

2011-02-02 14:05:00

The Norwegian politician behind the Nobel Peace Prize nominations said Wednesday that Wikileaks has been nominated for the 2011 award. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for the world's top accolade every year until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Snorre Valen, a Norwegian parliamentarian, said Wikileaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st...

2011-01-31 09:00:00

In an interview with the CBS News television program 60 Minutes on Sunday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied that his website was working to sabotage the US government and compared the work that he and his colleagues do to that of the nation's founding fathers. Speaking with 60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft while under house arrest in Great Britain, the 39-year-old Assange said that the American government "does not have the technology" to take Wikileaks down, but added that he and...

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