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WikiLeaks

Interpol issues arrest warrant for unofficial WikiLeaks iOS app, booted from App Store

December 21st, 2010

Okay, maybe Interpol didn’t issue an arrest warrant for the unofficial WikiLeaks iOS app… maybe that was just our attempt at wit. The application did, however, get ousted from the iOS App Store by the gatekeepers at Apple. The application’s developer, Igor Barinov, received an email from Apple late yesterday informing him that his application had officially been delisted from the …

Former No. 2 at WikiLeaks prepares to launch OpenLeaks

December 13th, 2010

French digital journalism monitor OWNI published an interview Monday with former right-hand man to Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Domscheit-Berg shot from anonymity to the spotlight recently when he announced that he was leaving WikiLeaks and launching a new project called OpenLeaks. “In these last months, the organization has not been open any more, it lost …

WikiLeaks supporters’ cyberattack on Amazon.com appears unsuccessful [Updated]

December 9th, 2010

Global hacker group “Anonymous” announced its plans Thursday morning to launch a cyberattack on Amazon.com. The attack is part of a larger endeavor called “Operation Payback,” which targets the websites of companies the group believes to have impeded WikiLeaks’ efforts to disseminate information. Recent targets include Visa and Mastercard. Anonymous’ cyberattack on Amazon.com was scheduled …

WikiLeaks supporters target Amazon.com with next cyberattack

December 9th, 2010

A global, ever-expanding team of hackers called “Anonymous” has announced its next target in a series of cyberattacks that have taken down multiple websites over the past few days. Among its targets were the websites of both Visa and Mastercard following news that the institutions would cease delivery of funds that had been donated to …

WikiLeaks changes domain name, moves to Switzerland

December 3rd, 2010

After being ousted by Amazon’s Web Services, the controversial site WikiLeaks has run into another snafu, this time with its DNS provider, EveryDns.net. Via a statement, EveryDns stated that due to “interference issues” that are affecting the service of others, the company has ceased resolving wikileaks.org; the service was provided to WikiLeaks for free. In …

WikiLeaks ousted by Amazon according to report [Updated]

December 1st, 2010

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Amazon.com may have ended its hosting agreement with controversial website WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks returned to the spotlight recently when it published a bevy of confidential diplomatic cables. Following the release, dubbed “Cable Gate,” WikiLeaks fell under cyberattacks and has been offline sporadically all week. According to the official WikiLeaks Twitter …