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In a document titled "The WikiLeaks Threat" three data intelligence companies, Plantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies, outline a plan to attack Wikileaks. They are acting upon request from Hunton and Williams, a law firm working for Bank of America. The Department of Justice recommended the law firm to Bank of America according to an article in The Tech Herald. The prosed attacks on WikiLeaks according to the slides include these actions :
Feed the fuel between the feuding groups. Disinformation. Create messages around actions of sabotage or discredit the opposing organizations. Submit fake documents and then call out the error.
Create concern over the security of the infrastructure. Create exposure stories. If the process is believed not to be secure they are done.
Cyber attacks against the infrastructure to get data on document submitters. This would kill the project. Since the servers are now in Sweden and France putting a team together to get access is more straightforward.
Media campaign to push the radial and reckless nature of WikiLeaks activities. Sustain pressure. Does nothing for the fanatics, but creates concern and doubt among moderates.
Search for leaks. Use social media to profile and identify risky behavior of employees.
The WikiLeaks Threat
An Overview by Palantir Technologies, HBGary Federal, and Berico Technologies.
WikiLeaks was launched in 2006 by self-described Chinese dissidents and interested parties from five continents.
Within a year of its launch, WikiLeaks claimed to possess over 1.2 million documents from thirteen countries.
As of January 2010, the WikiLeaks team consisted of five full-time employees and about 800 volunteers.
The employees and volunteers are spread across the world, with their identities largely unknown.
Born : July 3, 1971 in Queensland, Australia
Marital Status : Divorced
Children : Daniel Assange, age 20
Occupation : Editor-in-Chief and Spokesperson for WikiLeaks.
Current Location : South-western United Kingdom - contact information allegedly given to the Metropolitan Police Service in London.
Nov 18, 2010 – Arrest warrant issued by a Stockholm district court on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion.
Nov 30, 2010 – Placed on INTERPOL Red Notice List of wanted persons for “sex crimes”.
Dec 2, 2010 – Arrest warrant issued by Sweden, following a request by UK’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency.
Attorney-General of Australia Robert McClelland has not ruled out the possibility of Australian authorities canceling Assange’s passport, and warned that he may face charges, should he return to Australia, due to the
“potential number of criminal laws that could have been breached by the release of the [US Cables]”.
Glenn was critical in the Amazon to OVH transition.
It is this level of support that needs to be disrupted.
These are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals.
Without the support of people like Glenn wikileaks would fold.
WikiLeaks describes itself as “an uncensorable system for untraceable mass document leaking”.
They have used many hosting services in many different countries, including PRQ (Sweden), Amazon (US), and OVH (France).
A few days ago, Amazon pulled the plug on their WikiLeaks server.
WikiLeaks has since turned to Swedish internet host Bahnhof AB, which is literally located in a Cold War bomb shelter.
Currently the main site is hosted by OVH ISP in Paris, France (184.108.40.206).
Document submission and repository is in Sweden hosted on PRQ Hosting (220.127.116.11)
Wikileaks country domains are owned by separate individuals not employees of the organization.
Wikileaks.info provides master mirror list. Hosted at ImproWare AG Switzerland (18.104.22.168)