Wikileaks closes down.. for now

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Wikileaks, the site which (amongst other scoops) released details of the BNP’s membership list, exposed Sarah Palin’s private emails, and the secret works of Scientology has announced that it is suspending operations.. for now at least.

According to a statement on the Wikileaks website, the whistle-blowing website has closed temporarily due to a lack of funding:

I would advise potential donators to think carefully before contributing. Last year, Wikileaks’ secret donor list was itself accidentally exposed in a blunder that must have caused many red faces…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.