Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London

Headline Roundup April 11th, 2019

British police arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London on charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London

From the Center
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The U.S. accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of taking part in a computer-hacking conspiracy related to the disclosure of diplomatic cables extracted by former U.S. Army analyst Chelsea Manning.

In a March 2018 indictment unsealed on Thursday just hours after Assange’s arrest in London, the U.S. accused Assange of assisted Manning in “hacking a password stored on United States Department of Defense computers,” according to the indictment. Assange’s anti-secrecy organization published the cables starting in 2010.

Assange’s arrest came after Ecuador expelled him from its embassy there. The 47-year-old has...

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US justice department alleges that Assange conspired with Chelsea Manning to break into a secret Pentagon computer network

Julian Assange has been charged by the US government with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, according to an indictment released soon after the WikiLeaks founder’s arrest in London.

The US justice department alleged that Assange conspired with Chelsea Manning in 2010 to break into a secret Pentagon computer network in order to obtain classified documents that Assange’s site published.

Assange faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding Chelsea Manning in the cracking of a password to a classified U.S. government computer in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department announced hours after Assange's arrest in London.

Assange is accused of engaging in a conspiracy with Manning, the former U.S. Army officer, in breaking a password stored on a U.S. Defense Department computer connected to a U.S. government computer network for classified documents and communications, the Justice Department said. Manning later transmitted a trove of...

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