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WikiLeaks Was Launched With Intercepts From TOR

June 1st, 2010 06:53 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The New Yorker is featuring a long and detailed profile of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. From this Wired’s Threat Level pulls out one salient detail: that WikiLeaks’ initial scoop came from documents intercepted from TOR exit routers. The eavesdropping was pulled off by a WiliLeaks activist — neither the New Yorker nor Wired knows who or even in what country he or she resides. “The siphoned documents, supposedly stolen by Chinese hackers or spies who were using the Tor network to transmit the data, were the basis for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s assertion in 2006 that his organization had already ‘received over one million documents from 13 countries’ before his site was launched…”

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