Latest Wikileaks Stories

2010-12-13 11:30:00

The former deputy of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is planning on opening a rival site that he says will be more transparent than the original. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former number two at Wikileaks, said the "Openleaks" site has no content on it at the moment apart from a logo and message that says "Coming Soon!" He declined to go into details during an interview with the OWNI technology website of his dispute with Wikileaks, but suggested it had strayed from its mission. "In these...

2010-12-13 10:02:22

Gawker Media is advising subscribers to change their passwords after the website's user database was hacked over the weekend. "Our user databases appear to have been compromised," officials from the media conglomerate said in a statement posted online. "The passwords were encrypted. But simple ones may be vulnerable to a brute-force attack. You should change your Gawker password and on any other sites on which you've used the same passwords." "We're deeply embarrassed by this breach," they...

2010-12-11 08:45:00

Along with attacks from outside sources, Wikileaks now has discord from within, as former staff members have branched off to form their own whistleblower platform -- OpenLeaks -- which is expected to launch Monday. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on the launch, using information from an unnamed source. "Our long term goal is to build a strong, transparent platform to support whistleblowers "” both in terms of technology and politics "” while at the same time...

2010-12-11 00:00:41

Toshiba will be hosting a webinar on Dec. 16, titled: "Avoid a WikiLeaks Disaster in Your Office." The free educational webinar is designed for business leaders and IT professionals to share the security solutions available that can help protect companies from potential leaks of sensitive documents. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 WHAT: Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. will be hosting a free 30-minute webinar to educate business leaders and IT professionals on the security...

2010-12-10 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Antiwar.com launched wikileaks.antiwar.com, a new site designed to direct any user to the best WikiLeaks mirror site in his or her area. "Since the shutdown of the main site WikiLeaks.org, thousands of mirror sites have been established to maintain access to the important documents that WikiLeaks has made available," said Antiwar.com founder Eric Garris. "However, each mirror is run separately, and may not always be accessible or...

2010-12-10 05:55:00

As rumors surfaced Thursday night that Facebook and Twitter could be the next targets of the Wikileaks-motivated team of hackers, officials from the US government vowed to investigate the attacks that had already briefly shut down MasterCard, Visa and PayPal affiliated websites. The two social networking sites began closing accounts tied to the group 'Anonymous' on Thursday, said Jolie O'Dell of Mashable in a report written for CNN.com. Facebook was the first to act, terminating the unit's...

2010-12-09 08:40:00

After shutting down the websites of credit card giants Visa and Mastercard for parts of Wednesday, a group of hackers claiming to support Wikileaks vowed to continue the cyber attacks against companies who have broken ties with the website and founder Julian Assange. According to Barbara Ortutay of the Associated Press (AP), MasterCard's website was targeted early Wednesday morning and was operational by mid-afternoon, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Visa's corporate website was inaccessible...

2010-12-08 09:40:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was jailed on Tuesday, prompting the website to publish a new set of documents as advocates of Assange's work claimed responsibility for a series of cyberattacks against former WikiLeaks partner MasterCard. The 39-year-old Assange, who surrendered to police in the UK on Tuesday, was remanded to custody pending a hearing next week regarding possible extradition to Sweden. According to Raphael G. Satter of the Associated Press (AP), the WikiLeaks founder faces...

2010-12-07 17:52:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Who Moderator: Paul Jay, Senior Editor, The Real News Network Panelists: -- Tim Bray, Co-Inventor of XML and Former Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems --Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks, Inc. --Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Adjunct Professor of...

2010-12-07 13:47:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory at Panda Security, Anonymous, the cyber-group responsible for launching a series of attacks against copyright societies worldwide last October, is now performing further attacks in defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Anonymous has circulated a statement indicating that it has no affiliation with WikiLeaks or its founder, but shows its full support of Assange, as "we fight for the...

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