Wikileaks Gets a Taste of Its Own MedicineSeptember 2, 2011 No Comments
Another global security mess is in the making, on the heels of the publication of thousands of sensitive security documents obtained by WikiLeaks. However, in this particular instance, Wikileaks insists it didn’t mean to do it.
Last week, WikiLeaks reportedly made some 134,000 diplomatic cables available. Unlike earlier disclosures, though, these cables were published with the names and identities of confidential and sensitive sources fully intact.
WikiLeaks blamed UK publication The Guardian for the dump, explaining that the encrypted file containing the cables had been online, but secure — that is, until a journalist released the password in a password-decryption book published by the paper.SECURITY