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WikiLeaks Data Is…Leaked
Posted By Minda Zetlin On September 6, 2011 @ 2:22 pm In Computer Security,Data Security,Network Security | 1 Comment
After a security breach at the document-leaking organization WikiLeaks, 2.5 million “unredacted” secret documents  are out on the Web. WikiLeaks places the blame squarely on the Guardian, one of several news organizations with which WikiLeaks has shared the top-secret information it’s obtained from leaks at various governments and corporations.
At issue is a book on WikiLeaks and its high-profile leader Julian Assange that was published by the Guardian and contains a password to some WikiLeaks files. WikiLeaks says it has commenced “pre-litigation action” against the Guardian.
The newspaper responds that the suggestion that its book in any way compromised WikiLeaks security is “nonsense.” The book did contain a password, but offered no information on where to find the files. In any case, it was told that the password was a temporary one, due to be deleted within a matter of hours.
Read more at CNET .
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 2.5 million “unredacted” secret documents: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20100190-83/unredacted-cables-on-net-after-wikileaks-breach/
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