WikiLeaks‘ founder Assange arrested after seven years hide out inside Ecuador embassy







British police has finally arrested the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after Ecuador government withdrew asylum citing his bad behavior. 

The arrest has closed the seven year long dramatic stint which could end up in landing in a United States prison as he is facing  a hacking conspiracy charge.

According to an indictment Assange conspired with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to steal, and publish classified documents. 

Soon after his arrest, Assange appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where District Judge Michael Snow found  him guilty for breaching his bail conditions, flatly rejecting his assertion that he had not had a fair hearing and a reasonable excuse for not appearing.

“Mr. Assange’s behavior is that of a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interests,” Snow said. “He hasn’t come close to establishing ‘reasonable excuse.’”

While, Assange waved to the public from the gallery as he was taken to the cells. His next appearance would be on May 2 via prison video-link for his extradition case.

Whereas his attorney, Jennifer Robinson, said he will fight any extradition to the U.S.

“This sets a dangerous precedent for all journalist and media organizations in Europe and around the world,” she said. “This precedent means that any journalist can be extradited for prosecution in the United States for having published truthful information about the United States.”


Searches for 'WikiLeaks' blocked in public search engine for the US National Archives


Users are searching for 'WikiLeaks' in the public search engine for the U.S National archives end up with an error message that says the requested page has been blocked.

When we try to search the 'Wikileaks' keyword in the archives.gov, we got the following error page:

Wikileaks keyword blocked in Us national archives


Even though they blocked the 'wikileaks' keyword, we can still get few documents that has the words 'wiki' and 'leak' (separated by space.)

But i have found another way to to list the all documents related to wikileaks by searching for the keyword '*ikileaks'. Now it displays the documents with a keyword 'wikileaks' ;)  Also searching for the '?ikileaks' list the same result.

still able to search


“The US National Archives has literally turned into Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.” In another more vivid message, “The US state is literally eating its own brain by censoring its own collective memories about WikiLeaks.” WikiLeaks reacted on Twitter.

“The US National Archives censoring searches for its records containing the word ‘WikiLeaks’ is absolutely absurd.”

#AntiLeaks claims they are behind DDoS attack on Wikileaks


Wikileaks was down around 10 days after massive DDoS attack. WikiLeaks says that they’ve been under attack since revealing TrapWire. But the hacker group called Antileaks claims responsibility for this attack.

They said the attacks were in protest over the role of Julian Assange, who is currently the guest of the Ecuadorian embassy while waiting for his plea for political asylum to be decided.

"I want to make it clear to all the conspiracy theorists out there that we have nothing to do with the United States Government or Trapwire," DietPepsi ,head of the AntiLeaks hacking group said.  "We find it quite humorous to read all these Twitter comments from people who suspect us of being NSA/CIA/FBI/or even WikiLeaks themself,"

"We gave @wlpress a 5 minute advanced notice of our next attack to take down there backup mirror(http://mirror2.wikileaks-press.org) on August 10th. We also gave a 30 minute advanced notice of our attack on the President of Ecuador's website to the german tech publication Gulli . The logs of both servers will show an attack precisely when we said it would occur. These are irrefutable facts. "

"In the end we cannot prove individually to every person that doubts our claims that we are behind these attacks. There are a lot of people who still don't believe we landed on the moon. We feel we have nothing left to prove to anybody."

"TrapWire" Possible Reason for the massive DDoS Attack on WikiLeaks

Wikileaks has been under massive Distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since August 3rd. Wikileaks says that it is 'DNS amplification attack', a type of DDoS attack that takes advantage of the fact that a small DNS query can generate a much larger response.

The attack came after Wikileaks published the latest of its Global Intelligence Files (GIF), discussing the implementation of mass surveillance program called TrapWire in public spaces in the US.

“Attacks on wikileaks-press.org escalated after Wikileaks retweeted links to our mirrors of leaked files from WikiLeaks on a newly discovered mass surveillance program known as TrapWire,” WikiLeaks representatives explained.

“With that in mind, these attacks appear at a first glance to be part of an intimidation campaign; in the absence of any statements by the attackers, we are left only with speculation.”

In the meantime, Anonymous has revealed the start of Operation TrapWire. According to the hacktivists, the system uses facial recognition and complex artificial intelligence to monitor individuals, its official purpose being to prevent terrorism.

However, the hackers highlight that the system gives governments and corporation “unprecedented data-mining capabilities” that violate human rights.

Apparently, TrapWire doesn’t only monitor social media, but it also utilizes a number of CCTV cameras located in various places around New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Texas, Washington, London and other cities in the United States.

"The more we learn about TrapWire and similar systems, it becomes absolutely clear that we must at all costs shut this system down and render it useless."Anonymous said in the press release.

"A giant AI electronic brain able to monitor us through a combination of access to all the CCTV cameras as well as all the online social media feeds is monstrous and Orwellian in it's implications and possibilities. The Peoples Liberation Front and Anonymous will now put forth a call to arms, and initiate the doom of this evil and misbegotten program."

Wikileaks is down after massive DDoS attack for five days

The second DDoS strike on WikiLeaks this year has taken its site offline, Assange’s organisation says.


The Wikileaks is down after hit by massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack for last five days.The DDoS attack was started on August 3rd.
This is not the first time the wikileaks is being DDoSed, the website was down for four days in May 2012.

The attack is a very broad one. Most WikiLeaks mirrors have been brought offline as well, with some coming back today. Even sites simply related to WikiLeaks have been targeted.

These include the WikiLeaks-endorsed website Cabledrum, including its mirror of the WikiLeaks website, and French non-profit FDNN, which hosts a WikiLeaks' donation portal. The latter was attacked shortly after WikiLeaks linked to it as an alternative to donate while the WikiLeaks website is down. WL Central and Justice for Assange were also attacked for a short period of time.

A Hacker group called AntiLeaks claimed that they are responsible for the attack and has issued the following statement:
"You can call me DietPepsi. I am the leader of AntiLeaks. We are not doing this to call attention to ourselves. We are young adults, citizens of the United States of America and are deeply concerned about the recent developments with Julian Assange and his attempt at aslyum in Ecuador.
Assange is the head of a new breed of terrorist. We are doing this as a protest against his attempt to escape justice into Ecuador. This would be a catalyst for many more like him to rise up in his place. We will not stop and they will not stop us."
WikiLeaks is currenlty raising money for more bandwidth and is instructing readers and supporters to head to a mirror site to donate money.

#WikiLeaks publishes over 5 million STRATFOR emails - #gifiles


Wikileaks has begun publishing more than five million emails from private intelligence firm STRATFOR. The group claimed that those emails date from between July 2004 and late December.
"They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods" Wikileaks said in the press release.

The release can be found at http://wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.html. They mentioned the twitter hashtag as #gifiles for the leak;

WikiLeaks has partnered with 25 media organizations to sift, analyze and publish those emails: It lists the Indian paper The Hindu , the McClatchy News Agency, the Italian newspaper L’Espresso and among them.

Interestingly , the Wiki leaks has partnered with Anonymous Hackitivists ; Twitter accounts belong to Anonymous members announced that they gave the compromised data to WikiLeaks.

 "To clarify to all journalists – YES, #Anonymous gave the STRATFOR emails obtained in the 2011 LulzXmas hack to WikiLeaks"YourAnonnews tweet says.

Members of Anonymous believed to have direct knowledge of the hack told Wired that WikiLeaks was attractive because it could spread leaked information better than Anonymous could. “WikiLeaks has great means to publish and disclose,” the Anonymous member told Wired. “Also, they work together with media in a way we don’t. ... Basically, WikiLeaks is the ideal partner for such stuff.”