Friday, 12 April 2019 04:49

US accuses Assange of password cracking, seeks his extradition Featured

By
US accuses Assange of password cracking, seeks his extradition Pixabay

Hours after his arrest, the US has unveiled an indictment against WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange, seeking his extradition to face charges of computer hacking and being involved in a compromise of classified information.

The indictment claimed Assange had conspired with former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to assist in cracking a password on US Department of Defence computers on a network meant for classified information.

Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday night. He had been taking refuge there since June 2012 after having been granted asylum by Ecuador.

His arrest came after Quito withdrew his asylum and London Metropolitan Police were invited into the embassy to take him to jail.

The US indictment said: "During the conspiracy, Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange. The discussions also reflect Assange actively encouraging Manning to provide more information.

"During an exchange, Manning told Assange that 'after this upload, that’s all I really have got left'. To which Assange replied, 'curious eyes never run dry in my experience'.”

Appearing in court in London shortly after his arrest, Assange was found guilty of skipping bail in 2012 and remanded to custody. He will appear in court again to be sentenced and faces up to 12 months in prison for this offence.

He was separately charged in relation to the US indictment and will appear in court on 2 May in connection with these charges.

The US indictment says the charges levelled at Assange carry a maximum prison term of five years.

Read 3329 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

SONICWALL 2022 CYBER THREAT REPORT

The past year has seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents worldwide.

Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

Ransomware
Cryptojacking
Encrypted threats
IoT malware
Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Click the button below to get the report.

GET REPORT!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments