Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There's No Secrets This Year

CNNWikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign.  Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers.

However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources.

"Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain actors is to make it easier to find out who our sources are," Assange told CNN.


edutcher said...

Don't be a wuss, do it.

God will love you.

Jim in St Louis said...

I've noticed something with the coverage of the DNC emails. The story started out being reported as a hack, then it was a hack by Russians. Now more stories are using the work leak to describe it.

I'm not going to pretend I know anything about cyber security, but a hack is an outside party breaking into the system, and a leak is an insider job with someone creating an opportunity for a thief to grab data.

So which is it? A hack or a leak?

edutcher said...

Probably a bit of both.

AllenS said...

What happens in Vegas, stays on the internets.