wikileaks

  • December 8, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    A group of hackers from around the globe has launched coordinated attacks in support of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. The attacks have targeted organizations, such as MasterCard, and individuals, including a Swedish prosecutor, who have taken action against … Continue reading

  • December 8, 2010  

    WikiLeaks has become the target of hackers who oppose its latest release of secret government documents, but some supporters are waging cyber attacks against individuals and companies — including MasterCard, PayPal and a Swiss bank — that have severed ties with the controversial site. Spencer Michels has more. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    WikiLeaks’ supporters are striking back at those hampering the controversial site. According to the New York Times: Targets included Mastercard.com, which stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks; Amazon.com, which revoked server space from the group; the online payment service PayPal, which … Continue reading

  • December 7, 2010  

    The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is just one of the many problems he and his secrets-exposing website now face as the U.S. explores possible prosecution on espionage charges. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Smith, former CIA general counsel, and Abbe Lowell, who has defended clients on espionage charges. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2010  

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself into Scotland Yard Tuesday, but his lawyers vowed to continue fighting extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual-assault charges. Kwame Holman has more on the arrest and the threat of prosecution of the U.S. government. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    In the week since WikiLeaks began releasing a trove of diplomatic cables, the site has been attacked by hackers and senators, been kicked off Amazon’s cloud-hosting platform, lost its main U.S.-hosted domain name but still managed to stay afloat, hopping … Continue reading

  • December 3, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    The cat-and-mouse game between WikiLeaks and its detractors continues. The site found itself without a domain name after its registrar, EveryDNS shut down WikiLeaks.org Thursday night, saying attacks on the site were threatening other customers. More specifically, the services were … Continue reading

  • December 1, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    After a morning of spotty service, Wikileaks reported Wednesday afternoon that Amazon.com had decided to stop hosting the controversial site on its cloud platform. WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free–fine our $ are now … Continue reading

  • December 1, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on Oct. 23.; Getty photo Update, 3:30 p.m.: Wikileaks says it has been ousted from its Amazon cloud hosting. WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free–fine our $ are … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2010  

    In other news Tuesday, WikiLeaks released a memo in which a U.S. diplomat criticizes Afghan President Hamid Karzai for allegedly freeing dangerous detainees because of ties to powerful people. Continue reading