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The Plot to Take Down WikiLeaks

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments
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This piece from Wired (link below) is one of the more entertaining accounts of this developing story (it’s also been covered in the major papers, NYT, Washington Post, LA Times).  As  I mentioned in class, a collection of hacked emails indicates three private security firms created proposals for both the US Chamber of Commerce and Bank of America describing plans to discredit/silence critics of the Chamber (unions and liberals activists) and BofA (WikiLeaks and its supporters).

Spy games: Inside the convoluted plot to bring down WikiLeaks

Spy Games: Inside the Convoluted Plot to Bring Down WikiLeaks,” Nate Anderson, Wired (originally published in Ars Techhnica), 2/14/2011.

This youtube video takes you through the Anonymous hack of HBGary — “the art of info war.” (2 min)

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