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2010-11-30 12:45:00

WikiLeaks posted in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it was under a new cyber attack after a similar incident took place on Saturday just before the website started to release secret U.S. diplomatic cables. "We are currently under another DDoS attack," WikiLeaks said on its official Twitter feed. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks use "zombie" computers, which are machines infected with viruses, to command simultaneous visits to a website to try and overwhelm servers. A DDoS...

2010-11-30 09:15:21

The controversial founder of Wikileaks has announced that his website's next target will be a major U.S. bank, while government officials in Ecuador have offered him a safe haven in the face of ongoing and possible future legal issues. In an interview with Forbes magazine published on Monday, Julian Assange said that he would leak documents that could "take down a bank or two" and would focus on an existing "big US bank" sometime in early 2011. He called the information "a megaleak"¦...

2010-11-29 14:30:00

A computer hacker temporarily took down the Wikileaks website on Sunday as 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables were released on the site. "Jester," which is the name the hacker goes by, calls himself a "hacktivist for good" and is taking credit for the take down of Wikileaks. The site came under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Saturday shortly after it began releasing the first batch of leaked documents. Jester has targeted extremist websites in the past and claimed...

2010-11-29 07:30:00

More than a quarter of a million secret U.S. government cables and other documents were published Sunday by the website WikiLeaks in what they are calling "the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain." The website, which had previously leaked classified documents from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, said in a statement that the 251,287 published documents "will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into the US Government's foreign...

2010-11-23 05:55:00

In a short message posted Monday to its Twitter followers, whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks said it was planning to release three million classified documents in the "coming months." The new material would be seven times the size of the Iraq war logs the site published last month, which represented the largest leak in U.S. intelligence history. "Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. intense pressure over it for months. Keep us strong," said WikiLeaks on its Twitter feed. Although...

2010-11-13 05:57:08

According to a spokesman with the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks, the company has registered in media-friendly Iceland its first known legal entity -- a business that currently has no ongoing activity. WikiLeaks is now considering whether to use the firm for fundraising or for information gathering, Kristinn Hrafnsson told AFP. "We want WikiLeaks to have a global presence and having a business in Iceland is part of this plan," said Hrafnsson of the new unit, called Sunshine Press...

2010-10-26 05:05:00

The United States says it is defending its record probing civilian deaths and abuse in Iraq after leaked secret documents depicting graphic disclosures triggered concern from around the world. Four hundred thousand leaked documents were released by WikiLeaks which detail widespread torture of Iraqi prisoners and claim to show 15,000 more civilian deaths than previously disclosed. The US argues that the documents do not show military abuse of civilians and prisoners by the US military....

2010-10-23 12:30:00

WikiLeaks decided to go ahead and spill out hundreds of thousands of U.S. military documents on Saturday. Nearly 400,000 pages tell tales of secret military field reports spanning five years, which is the largest military leak in history.  Some of the classified documents show claims of abuse by Iraqi security forces, while others show that American troops did nothing to stop state-sanctioned torture. The leaked documents are the second slew of documents the website has...

2010-10-20 06:35:00

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks said Tuesday that it would not speculate on what or when anything would be released, amid intense concerns that more US military documents would be published. In a tweet on the micro-blogging site Twitter, WikiLeaks said: "We did not say we were publishing something on Iraq." The US Pentagon said last week it was going through Iraq war documents trying to prepare for the potential fallout from the expected release of 400,000 secret military files by...

2010-10-18 15:58:37

A WikiLeaks spokesman told reporters today that the website will not publish the 400,000 secret military reports on the Iraq war on Monday, but would make new documents public "very soon." "There are rumors that have been floating around for some time, there is nothing you can do about it, they're obviously not correct. I can confirm that there's nothing coming out today," Kristinn Hrafnsson told AFP. "I can say with certainty that WikiLeaks will publish something very soon," the close...

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