Ever Visited WikiLeaks? Well You’ve Been Logged And Your Visit Recorded
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
New revelations reveal that the NSA and GCHQ have been heavily monitoring WikiLeaks. Some of the revelations include that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been placed on a U.S wanted list alongside suspected members of the Al-Qaeda and the fact that the NSA had tried to designate WikiLeaks as a “malicious foreign actor” in order to open up a wider range of surveillance avenues and techniques that otherwise wouldn’t be allowed if WikiLeaks were classified as a domestic dissidence group.
However, more shockingly (for UK citizens at least) the GCHQ, Britain’s spying agency, tapped into fibre-optic cables and logged the IP addresses of every single visitor to a certain WikiLeaks site. Not only that but they were also able to collect the search terms visitors used to reach the site from search engines AND they can do all this in real time.
WikiLeaks issued a statement on the new revelations stating that:
“WikiLeaks strongly condemns the reckless and unlawful behavior of the National Security Agency. We call on the Obama administration to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the extent of the NSA’s criminal activity against the media including WikiLeaks and its extended network…The NSA and its UK accomplices show no respect for the rule of law. But there is a cost to conducting illicit actions against a media organization. We have already filed criminal cases against the FBI and US military in multiple European jurisdictions. The FBI’s paid informant, who attempted to sell information about me and my staff to the FBI, was imprisoned earlier this year.”
Image courtesy of WikiLeaks