Wikileaks Censored by US Judge

A controversial website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US.

BBC News

WikiLeaks and its domain registrar for the wikileaks.org domain name, Dynadot, have been sued by the Swiss Bank Julius Baer, because of leaks claiming illegal activities at the bank’s Cayman Island branch.

The Judge order the DNS registrar to freeze the domain. The main servers are in Sweden though, so the cover names still work (such as the UK one: http://wikileaks.org.uk). There are also mirror sites. This is a good example of why you shouldn’t rely on US domain names (and why we need more diversity of root server control no doubt). Not sure how much better the UK system is though.

The Tor network has hidden services for this kind of thing and though not perfect, helps protect against this kind of attack (the Tor website is censored by my Vodafone ISP btw). A good time as any to volunteer to host a Tor router server.

Cryptome has a Wikileak archive and more information.

One thought on “Wikileaks Censored by US Judge”

  1. Why am I not surprised at the US action. Burrying heads in the sand does not make unpleasant facts go away.
    I for one welcom the “wikileak” revalations. There is too much secrecy ,designed to cover up nasty actions and political cockups. They should be exposed. Do not forget that the parasite politicians are paid by our hard earned money to serv us. It is high time the silent majority had exerted their will on this shower.

    The problem is that we had “never had it so good” and so long as our bellies are full with fattening junk food and booze we do not care to what our elected parasites get up!

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