Bradley Manning

Indictments Reveal Anonymous’s Mix Of Greed, Ideology

As information filtered out about the arrests of senior members of the group Anonymous and LulzSec on Tuesday, a portrait emerged of a group of mostly teenaged and 20 something hackers who blended greed and ideology in a string of high profile hacks stretching back more than a year.

Hack Of 0Day Or Patch Forensics?

A high-profile attack on PBS, the U.S. Public Broadcasting System, was made possible by a previously unknown hole in the MoveableType content management software, according to the hacking group that claimed responsibility for the hack.

Frontline Takes On Wikileaks Scandal

The Wikileaks scandal has dominated headlines for the better part of two years, with revelations about the leak of classified military documents, diplomatic cables and more. Now PBS’s award-winning investigative news show, Frontline, is taking a crack at Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and the rest.

In the wake of Cablegate, the release of hundreds of thousands of pages of confidential diplomatic cables by the whistle blower site Wikileaks, the Obama Administration is cracking down on loose data management practices of the type that made Cablegate possible. But could you spot a malicious insider cheating your organization? Threatpost takes a look at ten infamous insiders in a new slide show.

Editor’s Note: The storm of news coverage about the release of confidential diplomatic memos by whistleblower site Wikileaks may have passed, but the story is far from over. In the meantime, organizations are left to draw their own conclusions about the lessons of the Wikileaks scandal and, then, try to apply them to their businesses. In this opinion piece for Threatpost, Ted Julian, a Principal Analyst at Yankee Group, says there are four important lessons that organizations can learn from the sensational publication of classified documents and carry into the New Year.  

Information leak Web site Wikileaks put out a call for volunteers willing to help the organization host its controversial documents. Claiming that the site was “under heavy attack,” Wikileaks posted an appeal on its Web site looking for individuals willing to help mirror the contents of Wikileaks now infamous Cablegate documents on a physical or virtual server. Within hours the site’s content was being mirrored at over 500 locations, according to a list provided by Wikileaks.

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