As I’ve done for more than 11 weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. You can contact me at email@example.com, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, just updated, in print or as e-book.
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8:55 The HBGary / Anonymous / U.S. Chamber of Commerce "dirty tricks" scandal has now made the Wash Post in big story by Dan Eggen. Opens: "A feud between a security contracting firm and a group of guerrilla computer hackers has spilled over onto K Street, as stolen e-mails reveal plans for a dirty-tricks-style campaign against critics of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce….The e-mails revealed, among other things, a series of often-dubious counterintelligence proposals aimed at enemies of Bank of America and the chamber. The proposals included distributing fake documents and launching cyber-attacks."
8:45 HBGary has posted response to the Anonymous email hacking (see below), threatening law enforcement action — and announcing they had pulled their booths and canceled all talks at RSA conference due to alleged "threats." More: "A group of aggressive hackers known as ‘Anonymous’ illegally broke into computer systems and stole proprietary and confidential information from HBGary, Inc. This breach was in violation of federal and state laws, and stolen information was publicly released without our consent. In addition to the data theft, HBGary individuals have received numerous threats of violence including threats at our tradeshow booth.
"In an effort to protect our employees, customers and the RSA Conference community, HBGary has decided to remove our booth and cancel all talks. HBGary is continuing to work intensely with law enforcement on this matter and hopes to bring those responsible to justice."
7:25 Radio interview with me re: WIkiLeaks and why it’s a "big deal."
7:20 If you’re a media person or blogger likely to cover or review my new WikiLeaks book, drove me a line at email above and I might just gift you an e-book version (especially if you send along your Amazon or Kindle handle).
7:05 Via Wired, "Spy Games: The Plot to Bring Down WikiLeaks." Yes, it’s Aaron Barr and friends. Love the movie poster.
5:35 The fabled Alan Dershowitz joins Assange legal team for the U.S. vs. Twitter hearing tomorrow in Alexandria, VA.