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2010-12-19 07:55:00

Bank of America joined several other major financial institutions as it stopped handling payments for WikiLeaks. The bank said it acted because "WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments".WikiLeaks urged its supporters to stop doing business with Bank of America in response, which is one of the world's largest banks. MasterCard, PayPal and other companies cut off WikiLeaks payments as well. The financial institutions acted...

2010-12-19 00:26:19

In the wake of the disastrous WikiLeaks disclosure of state secrets this past month, Umesh K. Verma, a 25-year veteran of information technology security, defines the potentially extreme damage to corporations and organizations, their executives and directors. Verma, Founder and CEO of Blue Lance, Inc. of Houston, discusses how web anarchists and rogue employees can subtly violate privacy and corrupt or steal information assets to meet their own personal agendas. He underscores the need for...

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2010-12-17 06:15:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was released on bail from a British jail on Thursday, following an anxious scramble to obtain the money and signatures needed to set him free. The 39-year-old Australian, who had surrendered to British authorities on Dec. 7, proclaimed his innocence and vowed to continue his work in exposing official secrets. Assange will now be confined to a supporter's 600-acre estate, and will have to observe a curfew, wear an electronic tag and report in person to police...

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2010-12-16 06:22:28

The United States Air Force has blocked its workforce from visiting and viewing 25 media websites that published secret documents released by Wikileaks, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday. The move means that all computers used by Air Force employees would not be allowed to access the news sites, including the New York Times, The Guardian, and others that have posted the cables online, spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan told AFP. The decision by the 24th Air Force -- responsible for cyber...

2010-12-15 09:01:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In the post-WikiLeaks age in which boards operate today, everything is discoverable and, it seems, nothing is secret. The speed at which previously confidential information now travels requires directors to take a fresh look at digital communications in relation to corporate governance - and then move swiftly to take appropriate action. The National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) last week hosted 50 public company board members at...

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2010-12-14 13:15:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail on Tuesday by a British judge, but he remained in custody pending a possible appeal. Swedish authorities were given two hours to launch an appeal and their lawyer, Gemma Lindfield, said she probably would. The 39-year-old Australian has been held in a London prison for a week after surrendering to Scotland Yard due to a Swedish arrest warrant in a sex-crimes investigation.  His lawyer says that he plans to fight extradition. District...

2010-12-14 09:22:00

AMSTERDAM, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Only days after the arrest of Julian Assange and media talks about the phenomenon WikiLeaks and its editor in chief, the first WikiLeaks video game popped up. WikiLeaks: The Game allows players to control Julian Assange trying to sneak his way through the White House. It attracted a million players during the first days after release. Sebastiaan Moeys, producer of the game, shares his surprise about the popularity of the game: "We...

2010-12-14 06:55:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Appinions Inc., a New York-based software company, is offering organizations access to its novel W3 application that automatically extracts who is saying what about whom in WikiLeaks documents. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/NY17009LOGO ) Appinions W3(TM) extracts and summarizes opinions from vast volumes of data to give immediate insight into what people and organizations were saying, thinking and feeling about specific issues...

2010-12-14 03:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as sensitive government emails revealed by Wikileaks' Julian Assange has damaged foreign relations, prosecutors will be conducting sophisticated worldwide computer forensic examinations of his internal emails designed to find the smoking gun. "They're looking for any electronic communications that proves his intent to do harm and who else was involved," says Mark McLaughlin, President of Computer Forensics International. Today, nearly...

2010-12-13 14:34:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the antimalware laboratory of Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, has forecasted several radical innovations in cyber-crime for 2011. Hacktivism and cyber-war; more profit-oriented malware; social media; social engineering and malicious codes with the ability to adapt to avoid detection will be the main threats in the coming year. There will also be an increase in the threats to Mac users, new efforts to attack 64-bit...


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