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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > WikiLeaks Collected Data from P2P Networks

WikiLeaks Collected Data from P2P Networks

WikiLeaks Collected Data from P2P Networks

Added: Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
A company called Tiversa is engaged in providing “P2P Intelligence services”. It recently made an interesting report, revealing some examples in which information published on WikiLeaks appeared to first have been exposed by government employees that used file-sharing programs on PCs containing sensitive information.


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It’s not the first time that the reports emerge, saying that classified data is being inadvertently available on file-sharing networks. The public has already seen Congress holding a number of hearings proclaiming the chances of a so-called “cyber Pearl Harbour.”

Usually it was suggested that the information has been sought by spies, or “bad actors”. However, no-one has ever considered that the information would be collected and leaked by individuals with good intentions.

According to Tiversa, it has collected evidence proving that the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks may have used some P2P clients to collect classified data. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks CEO, Robert Boback, announced that it is doing searches themselves on P2P networks, and that there would be no chance that somebody else from Sweden is issuing the same searches and finding the same type of data. WikiLeaks claimed that the accusations are entirely false, but the company is pointing at the list of coincidences.

For example, in 2009 Tiversa detected 4 Swedish PCs that have been searching for and downloading content on file-sharing networks. It turned out that their searches resulted in finding a computer of Department of Defence in Hawaii sharing some survey file of the Pacific Missile Range Facility. The file, of course, was downloaded, and, what is more interesting, posted later on WikiLeaks.

Robert Boback pointed out that there are not that many whistle-blower sites to get you many documents, but if you are getting those documents yourselves, such data is out there and available.

Another example provided by Tiversa is a spreadsheet listing potential terrorist targets in California, also published on WikiLeaks. The document detailing locations of caches of bomb-grade fertilizers and other sensitive information turned out to have been shared by a California state employee, again through some P2P program. Tiversa adds that it has more examples in which information published on WikiLeaks proved to be first exposed by government employees using file-sharing clients on PCs with sensitive information.



By:
SaM
January 22nd ,2011

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, January 22nd, 2011



Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSunTurtle (2011-01-22 13:45:42)
dazpicable avatarwheels within wheels lol thanks for the read sam

2
posted by (2011-01-22 15:11:32)
No avatarthe beginning of the end:)

3
posted by Blocked (2011-01-22 16:32:57)
sonuhacker avatarhmmm......thnks sam

4
posted by Turtle (2011-01-22 21:23:44)
D4T4 avatarExpect the US government to lie and falsify/plant evidence and use other underhand methods to shut down Wikileaks. Their big undoing is believing that they are untouchable. The truth will out eventually.

5
posted by (2011-01-23 05:00:44)
villain4ever avatarI'm really surprised Extratorrent would put this nonsense here. If research was done, you would of discovered the security agency that claims this against Wikileaks "Tiversa" is funded by corporations (top 5 banks in the world) and government contractors. One of there main advisers is General Wesley Clark.. There is not one shred of evidence linking Wikileaks to this. It's propaganda made to make Wikileaks look bad by the government powers against Wikileaks. It only takes 10 minutes of research to learn this stuff. Google Tiversa go to the main site..

6
posted by Site Friend (2011-01-23 05:34:17)
karakurachow avatarThanks for the head ups bro :)

7
posted by (2011-01-23 05:59:00)
Divin avatarThx For De News Man! :)

8
posted by Blocked (2011-01-23 16:44:12)
No avatarThanks Sam
I agree with D4T4 and villain4ever.US,Canadian and all the European governments wants to shut down Wikileaks by hook or by crook
Long Live Wikileaks

9
posted by Blocked (2011-01-24 05:41:37)
menahunie avatarET is really disappointing..
They claim freedom of speech and all that; except it is not true.
I have followed the guidelines in posting - YET my posts are deleted.....
So be it; I have better things to do than continue to put up with flamers and losers... I passed on information like in one post were there are free songs ( 1400 and NOT ANY TORRENT ) to get LEGALLY - BUT WERE DELETED.....
I'll just stick to hit and run and out right leeching fine by me BYEEEEEEEE......



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