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Mon Aug 15, 2016, 12:56 PM

Wikileaks Published Dozens of Malware Links in Email Dump 

Source: Gizmodo


WikiLeaks published more than 80 variants of malware in the second email dump from Turkey’s ruling political party (AKP), according to security expert Vesselin Bontchev, who is also known by the pseudonym Dark Avenger.

Bontchev published his research on his GitHub page, which shows just how extensive the threats inside Wikileaks AKP email dump were. This is just the latest example of unethical leaking to come from the whistleblowing organization. In July, the site was criticized for “putting women in danger” by publishing sensitive information of every female voter in 79 of 81 Turkish provinces. Now, there is yet another reason to refer to the AKP email dump and dangerous and poorly executed.

Anyone searching the Wikileaks database can easily download malware attachments by clicking on the wrong link. Dr. Bontchev disclosed the links safely in his report, and also said his findings were “by no means exhaustive.” He said most of the malware discovered was “run-of-the mill” spam, scam, phishing attacks inciting you to click on the attachment, which is terrible news for journalists and anti-censorship advocates investigating the leak.

The published report breaks the findings into three pieces: Links to the original email in the Wikileaks database, one to the malicious attachment hosted on the Wikileaks website, and a VirtusTotal analysis of the attachment. A vast majority of the malware links appear to deploy ransomware or remote access trojans. Neither would be good for an ordinary citizen to download.

Read more: http://gizmodo.com/wikileaks-published-dozens-of-malware-links-in-email-du-1785293372?rev=1471274110129&utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 01:15 PM

1. Gee, a criminal organization server rife with malware. Who woulda thunk?

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 01:23 PM

2. Unlike the professional, wholly legal organizations which rarely, if ever contain malware

Unlike the professional, wholly legal organizations which rarely, if ever contain malware, regardless should one click on the wrong link or not.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 02:08 PM

3. You just hate journalists, don't you??!!

 


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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 02:45 PM

4. Yep, they are all about transparency.

Looks like they have become scammers and frauds just like their buddy Trump.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 03:13 PM

5. Russian hacker groups didn't clear their trojans/malwares from Turkeys files they stole? before...

before the hackers dumped the files at wiki 'leaks'?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:34 PM

6. Wikileaks was not “putting women in danger”

The person who made these files available posted the following article to correct the record:

What an agenda against WikiLeaks looks like

In short:

1. It’s deliberately misleading.
2. It leaves out a lot of relevant information.
3. It continues to be inaccurate on points despite the author knowing better.
4. It goes out of its way to criticize WikiLeaks, regardless of accuracy or relevance. ...

... not only did she leave out the mention that WikiLeaks didn’t upload, host, or release the files in question, it was deliberately worded to give the false impression that they did. “Wikileaks dumped some 300,000 emails they chose to call ‘Erdogan emails.’ … However, this dump does include massive databases containing sensitive and private information of millions of ordinary people, including a special database of almost all adult women in Turkey.

... before WikiLeaks could release it the full load was dumped online and then made more widely available by The Cthulhu. Her article still does not acknowledge his role or the role of Phineas Fisher, who actually acquired and released the files.

https://glomardisclosure.com/2016/08/08/what-a-hit-piece-against-wikileaks-looks-like/

See also:

The Who and How of the AKP Hack, Dump and WikiLeaks Release


The above mentioned misleading accusations and lies were published by someone called Zeynep Tufekci, a professor who writes articles in the Huffington Post and books with titles such as "Beautiful Tear Gas: The Ecstatic, Fragile Politics of Networked Protest in the 21st Century", uhuh, oh-kay ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zeynep-tufekci/wikileaks-erdogan-emails_b_11158792.html

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:38 PM

7. Spreading malware is a part of transparency, dontcha know?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 09:13 PM

8. Good. I hope hundreds of conspiracy nutjobs are now scrubbing trojans off their drives n/t

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