"WikiLeaks" Plugged Up by Courts


Posted February 19, 2008 - By Brian Leahy

WikiLeaks.org, which has previously posted leaked documents pertaining to US run prisons in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, has been shut down by a Cayman Islands bank.

Julius Baer Bank and Trust got all uppity when WikiLeaks apparently posted internal documents from the bank, which implicated them in possible money laundering and tax evasion acts.

The bank successfully got a US Court to force Dynadot, the company that hosted WikiLeaks, to take down the site, but also "lock the wikileaks.org domain name to prevent transfer of the domain name to a different domain registrar."

"It’s like saying that Time magazine published one page of sensitive material so (someone can) seize the entire magazine and put a lock on their presses," said Julie Turner, former attorney for WikiLeaks.

This is pretty ridiculous and certainly makes it look like the documents held no truth. Also, WikiLeaks' Swedish servers were hit with a denial of service attack and then there was a fire at the facility. Nope. Nothing fishy going on here.

Wired: Cayman Islands Bank Gets Wikileaks Taken Offline in U.S.

"WikiLeaks" Plugged Up by Courts


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