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Friday, 10 December 2010 11:22

Wikileaks witch-hunt bears fruit

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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16-year-old arrested in Holland
The latest news from the Wikileaks front talks about the arrest of a 16-year old Dutch boy. The boy is charged with cyberattacks aimed at Visa and Mastercard and is said to be a member of 4chan’s vigilante group Anonymous.

The Dutch National Prosecutor refused to name the boy and the police seized all the equipment. The boy admitted to the charges.

The investigation continues and the police wisely ascertains that a larger group is probably involved. We’ve contacted Captain Obvious for comment and he said:”Duh”.

In other related news, Amazon.co.uk now offers Wikileaks' leaked diplomatic cables as a Kindle e-book donwload. It costs £7.37 and you can find it here.


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+38 #1 Exodite 2010-12-10 11:32
So Amazon is too good to host the site but they'll gladly profit from selling the contents?

Oh the hilarity.

Or was that 'humanity'...
 
 
-9 #2 loadwick 2010-12-10 12:20
Now that is the definition of 'two faced'!!

What amazes me through all of this is that with all the incredible hackers in the world, that no one has managed to get into his encrypted file. I honestly thought that no matter how well something is protected there is always a way around it. Hence why you can download almost any dvd, blu-ray or piece of software you want!
 
 
+13 #3 Tr0y 2010-12-10 12:24
Poor dutch boy!

IMHO those witch-hunting a man who is only guilty (or not - how knows yet?) of using a condom wrongly should be prosecuted!

Those who started the war in Iraq Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, ... should be prosecuted (Bush, Cheney, Brzezinski, Kissinger).

Those who lie as soon as they open their mouth (aka politicians) should be prosecuted.

All those big corporates with no faces and no balls should be DDoS attacked til they have to close down.
 
 
+8 #4 Deanjo 2010-12-10 13:02
Quoting loadwick:
What amazes me through all of this is that with all the incredible hackers in the world, that no one has managed to get into his encrypted file.


Cracking a 256-bit AES encrypted file is next to impossible without extremely massive computing capabilities. It's just not worth the effort to crack a file that could very well be a divx rip of "Driving Miss Daisy".
 
 
-6 #5 loadwick 2010-12-10 14:37
Quoting Deanjo:
Quoting loadwick:
What amazes me through all of this is that with all the incredible hackers in the world, that no one has managed to get into his encrypted file.


Cracking a 256-bit AES encrypted file is next to impossible without extremely massive computing capabilities. It's just not worth the effort to crack a file that could very well be a divx rip of "Driving Miss Daisy".




I know using Brute Force or similar to actually 'find' the password is almost impossible but what i am suprised at is that there isn't a way round the password. e.g a back door or weakness that someone has found.
 
 
-1 #6 JAB Creations 2010-12-10 18:09
Anon will prevail. ;-)
 
 
-3 #7 Greg4422 2010-12-10 19:29
The condom broke... she asked him to stop because she didn't want to have unprotected sex...he forcibly, held her down and completed the deed
THAT SIR IS RAPE!!!!!
 
 
+3 #8 sidje 2010-12-10 22:59
Quoting Greg4422:
The condom broke... she asked him to stop because she didn't want to have unprotected sex...he forcibly, held her down and completed the deed
THAT SIR IS RAPE!!!!!


You seem to be terribly keen on using the notion of Assange's SUPPOSED rape (innocent until proven otherwise) to undermine the credibility of the leaked documents.

Sure, if he did it, I've no problem with seeing him locked up, but that in itself doesn't do squat to deny the fact that US finally showed its face.

I've a story for you - one of the cables describes a prominent political persona from my country as revengeful and corrupt, and they were right mind you.

However, as the US said in Assange's case - you can't just SAY things like that. Well, I guess if the US can, it's only natural for the rest of the world to have the same. Surely we aren't inferior to the "land of the free"?
 
 
-9 #9 Greg4422 2010-12-10 23:30
Nowhere did I said the rape allegations undermine the credibility of the leaked documents. However:
1. I strongly disagree with people that call this rapist a hero.
2. I believe what he did is an act of terrorism, that has endangered the safety of our troops,and the lives of those people giving us valueable intelligence against those people that want to kill Americans. As proof of his terrorist intent Julian Assenge has threatened to release a "tactical information nuke" against the United States of America if he was arrested.
3. He now has his hacker supporters carrying out cyber DNS sabatoge of US companies that oppose wikileaks....all of this shows him to be a terrorist in my opinion.
 
 
+11 #10 loadwick 2010-12-11 00:49
You American's never seize to amaze me. Have you ever taken a step back and asked why so many countries, so many cultures hate America?
Wikileaks is showing the world how America operates and its not a pretty sight. Try changing your ways and maybe you wouldn't have so many terrorists waiting to attack and so many troops in dangerous places!

I saw a fantastic banner in a protest against the Iraq war:
How did our oil get under their soil?!!

You need to sort out your own country before trying to correct other cultures how to live theirs.
 

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