Latest Wikileaks Stories

WikiLeaks Founder Says Site Is Running Out Of Money
2011-10-24 12:43:43

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that the site will have to stop publishing secret cables if it is unable to end a financial "blockade" by companies like Visa and Mastercard. He said that WikiLeaks would need $3.5 million over the next year to continue to operate. The financial institutions stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks in December 2010 after the site released tens of thousands of confidential U.S. government cables. "If WikiLeaks does not find a way to...

Court Order Forces Release Of WikiLeaks Supporter’s Email
2011-10-10 08:54:35

The US government obtained a secret court order forcing Google Inc. and Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to release data from email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, the Wall Street Journal reported today. WSJ, citing reviewed documents, said that Sonic.net was forced to turn over data from the email account of Jacob Appelbaum, which includes email addresses of people he had corresponded with over the past two years. Sonic CEO Dane Jasper told WSJ that it fought the order legally and...

U.S. Government Issues New Classified Information Protection Policy
2011-10-09 05:10:15

In the aftermath of WikiLeaks' release of classified documents, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Friday that President Barack Obama had issued an executive order that will beef up the government's computer security procedures to prevent future breaches. According to a report posted to the Defense Department website and written by Donna Miles of American Forces Press Service, the executive order will establish "a framework for enhancing national security through responsible sharing...

Four More Arrested With Ties To Notorious Hacker Groups
2011-09-02 13:35:50

  Four more people, allegedly involved with the hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec, have been arrested by the UK police. The arrests are part of a wider operation involving U.K. law enforcement and the FBI.  Authorities around the world have been rounding up suspects following a wave of attacks by both groups on major corporations and government institutions. Amazon, PayPal, the CIA, U.S. Senate and the U.K.'s Serious Organized Crime Agency have suffered either...

Wikileaks Jumping To Twitter To Make Decisions
2011-09-01 13:12:49

  Wikileaks is conducting an online poll of its Twitter followers to decided whether the site should publish in full its unredacted cache of U.S. diplomatic cables. Last week, the site released over 130,000 diplomatic cables, with almost no redactions to protect the identity of informants and other individuals. The released prompted fierce criticism from the Australian government and former U.S. state department spokesman PJ Crowley. The site said the Twitter followers...

Wikileaks Succumbs To Cyber Attack After Releasing More Cables
2011-08-31 09:22:38

  The Wikileaks website crashed on Tuesday after the site published thousands more secret U.S. diplomatic cables. The site released over 130,000 confidential U.S. cables, many of which did not remove the names of sources. The group denied that any sources were exposed or that there were any mistakes in the data release. It said in a statement on its website that its latest release contained 133,887 cables sent from U.S. embassies around the world to the state department....

WikiLeaks Docs Shed Light On Counterfeit Apple Products
2011-08-30 11:53:41

  According to documents released by WikiLeaks, Apple was slow to act against the counterfeit industry in China and other Asian countries. An electronic memo from the Beijing embassy dated September 2008 said that Apple eventually organized a team in March 2008 to curtail the explosion of knockoff iPods and iPhones. In July this year, an American blogger living in China uncovered five electronics retailers posing as official Apple Stores.  The publicity and a request from...

2011-08-26 08:27:16

  Wikileaks on Thursday said it was releasing tens of thousands of US diplomatic cables that appear to be from a cache of more than 250,000 State Department reports leaked to the group, of which many are still classified. Wikileaks began releasing the documents in smaller batches last year, but has now unleashed them all to the public. Several news firms, including Reuters, have had complete sets of the cables for months, but many of these news agencies have only published cables...

2011-08-23 11:35:27

  Former Wikileaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg has permanently deleted some 3500 unpublished documents previously leaked to the whistleblower site, including the complete U.S. no-fly list, five gigabytes of data from Bank of America and information about several neo-Nazi groups. Domscheit-Berg, who worked as a volunteer spokesman for Wikileaks last year, left the organization in late 2010 after a high profile falling out with founder Julian Assange. He revealed the document...

2011-07-22 10:35:00

Hacking group LulzSec claims to have 4 gigabytes worth of emails taken from an alleged hack on servers at News Corp., but said it won't make them public for fear of jeopardizing ongoing legal actions. The hacktivists said they abandoned plans to release the emails, but will instead plan to release select batches of the emails via a "partnership" with select media outlets, an approach similar to that applied by WikiLeaks to its controversial US diplomatic cables and war document releases last...

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