Friday, December 10, 2010

Potential Evidence that links Julian Assange, WikiLinks and Anonymous



**UPDATE12/17/2010 @ 9:45 PM**




Looks like someone is listening to me:


[http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20026074-281.html]\


Sounds awfully familiar.....oh wait, I know why....look below!



**UPDATE: 12/17/2010 @ 12:25 PM**

This will be my last update...because I have no need to after this.

(1:49:40 PM) Manning: this one was a test: Classified cable from US Embassy Reykjavik on Icesave dated 13 Jan 2010
(1:50:30 PM) Manning: the result of that one was that the icelandic ambassador to the US was recalled, and fired
(1:51:02 PM) Manning: thats just one cable…
(1:51:14 PM) Lamo: Anything unreleased?

(1:51:25 PM) Manning: i’d have to ask assange
(1:51:53 PM) Manning: i zerofilled the original
(1:51:54 PM) Lamo: why do you answer to him?
(1:52:29 PM) Manning: i dont… i just want the material out there… i dont want to be a part of it


Manning discussed his role as a source for Wikileaks and his interactions with its enigmatic founder, Julian Assange. He also talked about two videos he claimed he provided Wikileaks — one of an airstrike in Iraq in 2007, which he said he gave Wikileaks in February and which Wikileaks said it spent three months decrypting before publishing it this last April; and another video taken during an air strike in Afghanistan in 2009, which Wikileaks has acknowledged it possesses but has not yet published.

(2:04:29 PM) Manning: im a source, not quite a volunteer
(2:05:38 PM) Manning: i mean, im a high profile source… and i’ve developed a relationship with assange… but i dont know much more than what he tells me, which is very little
(2:05:58 PM) Manning: it took me four months to confirm that the person i was communicating was in fact assange

"Prosecutors are studying instant-message chats between Manning and Assange for evidence, and investigating Manning's alleged claims that Assange gave him access to a WikiLeaks server for uploading classified documents. Adrian Lamo, the ex-hacker who turned Manning in, said the FBI had taken his hard drive, on which his conversations with Manning were saved."
[http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/12/bradley_assange.html]


"Assange on Friday told a series of interviewers that he had never heard of Manning’s name before it was published in the world press and that he did not provide Manning with any kind of software that would have allowed him special privileges in terms of access to WikiLeaks’s electronic mailboxes."
[http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/1217/WikiLeaks-chief-Julian-Assange-Is-the-US-pursuing-him-in-secret]


Sure, anyone can beat around the bush as Assange has been carefully doing between his commentary to the press, with the revamp of WikiLeaks' direction, etc. If you have evidence that he assisted Manning with the leaks...which it has been claimed...that is conspiracy.

In addition, see if you can tie Anonymous into this since they are more apart of this then you think. I know I did my part....but I'm not going to upload those screenshots yet. Just keep up to date with the news.

-Oblivion

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**UPDATE: 12/15/2010 @ 3:00 PM**

I hope this is a joke:

Don't leak my address: Astonishing plea from WikiLeaks boss as he tries to get bail


"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tried to hide his bail address from the public in an astonishing move for the man responsible for leaking thousands of diplomatic secrets.
Assange's lawyers argued that the location - a 10-bedroom stately home - should not be disclosed on grounds of privacy during yesterday's hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

 
But the move was dismissed by District Judge Howard Riddle, who ruled not to reveal the address would conflict with Assange's commitment to open justice."


[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338832/WikiLeaks-Julian-Assange-asked-judge-bail-address-secret.html?ITO=1490]NO COMMENT NECESSARY...
Other than the fact that Julian Assange is a hypocrite.


**UPDATE: 12/15/2010 @ 12:30 PM**


Nice job. Give people tools to join their cause. Know that it is traceable (for those they don't know what they are doing) --- have the masterminds hide in the shadows.

  
Good. I'm glad. You deserve it for breaking the law. But you have to believe that people like ANONYMOUS don't want to harm society....except they have, and are continuine to do so. Trust me.

Much easier to cover up the key players with a bunch of other people out in the open while they stay hidden in the shadow.

People that have joined the cause and participated in Operation Payback are nothing but a decoy, just like in Operation Leakspin....


You are being used to filter out the diplomatic cables....


Watch the WikiLeak videos I posted in the previous post to get a better understanding....maybe then you can connect the dots.

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PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY and in its ENTIRETY:

note: this is a theory. 



Cyberattacks Q&A: 'World of pain' for those who don't support WikiLeaks

Gregg Housh, an unofficial spokesman for Anonymous, explains how the hactivist collective's voluntary botnet was powerful enough to bring down Visa and MasterCard websites.
[http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2010/1210/Cyberattacks-Q-A-World-of-pain-for-those-who-don-t-support-WikiLeaks/(page)/2]
CSM: Do you know Julian Assange?
GH: That’s an area I don’t want to get into right now. I want to avoid that because I don’t think it’s necessarily important to this. I have nothing to do with the operation of that site.

You know what that sounds like? Fear.


**UPDATE: 12/12/2010 @ 12:00 AM**


THIS JUST IN: VIDEO LINKING 
JULIAN ASSANGE TO PIRATEBAY.ORG.


a website with a well known affiliation to ANONYMOUS:


CHECK OUT 9:40......

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhTfOL9_HBE][Part 1 of 4]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRF3gYxz1XQ][Part 2 of 4]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6TRb40Km6A][Part 3 of 4]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8imkYy_hJ4E][Part 4 of 4]


Why is this important? - A picture is worth a thousand words.






And even BETTER:






CHECK OUT: [http://youtube.com/watch?v=KtWC_86bQiQ]



The internet has a presence beyond what most people can comprehend. Put social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter in the mix and you can have an incredible power; both for good or evil. An individual, regardless of their agendas, has the ability to share information with the world, and people can be captivated by this content. And it all can happen in the blink of an eye. 


The network does the rest. A network we define by our own personalities and agendas.

Now, let us take a second to look back at the current situation with Anonymous, WikiLeaks, and Julian Assange:


A group of hackers, known as Anonymous, is making a bunch of noise on the internet – and at this point of time, they are posing a threat to our society. I say this because what they have done to capture our attention with the exploitation of MasterCard, Visa and PayPal has been significant and does cause a course of concern. What people do not truly understand is the impact. With the appropriate propaganda, and a well structured plan, chaos will be inevitable. .

The problem is that it has already begun, and most may not even have any knowledge of what is happening.  


WikiLeaks released a cache of 250,000 leaked U.S. embassy cables, causing a global frenzy which angered governments and caused a massive wave of attacks between WikiLeaks haters and supporters. Within hours, the DDoS* attacks against WikiLeaks begins. 


*A DDoS attack is "an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DDoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person, or people, to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently, or at all, temporarily or indefinitely."


For those that do not even know about Anonymous, a little background:
 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_(group)]


A "loose coalition of Internet denizens,"[9] the group is banded together by the internet, through sites such as 4chan,[7][9] 711chan,[7] Encyclop√¶dia Dramatica,[10] IRC channels,[7] and YouTube.[1]

Social networking services, such as Facebook, are used for the creation of groups which reach out to people to mobilize in real-world protests.[11]



What are these protests related to? 
Freedom of our First Amendment.




How do I know for sure?


Well check out this video uploaded on October 30th by YouTube user: 


AnonOfTheAbove
Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/#%21/AnonOfTheAbove


Operation Payback 
Anonymous Message About ACTA Laws, Internet Censorship and Copyright






Oh, let me give you the transcript as well:


Operation Payback (is a bitch), this is the Internet, we run this. An open message from Anonymous to the governments of the world and their legal leeches regarding the motivation of the cyber protests.

Corrupt governments of the world, we are anonymous. For some time now, voices have been crying out in unison against the new ACTA laws. The gross inadequacies of the new laws being passed internationally have been pointed out repeatedly. Our chief complaint is that such measures would restrict people's access to the internet. 

In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it. To threaten to cut people off from the global consciousness as you have is criminal and abhorrent. To move to censor content on the internet based on your own prejudice is at best laughably impossible, at worst, morally reprehensible.

The unjust restrictions you impose on us will meet with disaster and only strengthen our resolve to disobey and rebel against your tyranny. Such actions taken against you, and those you out source your malignant litigation too, are inevitable, unavoidable and unstoppable.

We Are Anonymous,

We Are Legion And Divided By Zero.

We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship

And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.

We Are Over 9000,

Expect Us!





Who is Julian Assange?


Julian Paul Assange is an Australian journalist,[5][6][7] publisher,[8][9] and Internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website. Before working with the website, he was a computer programmer.*[10] He has lived in several countries, and has made occasional public appearances to speak about freedom of the presscensorship, and investigative journalism.**


Assange founded the WikiLeaks website in 2006 and serves on its advisory board. 


* - Did you also know that he is a HACKER? (more to come on this later)
** - This is just IRONIC, based on his latest press conference with FOX:  [http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/10/assange-distances-wikileaks-cyber-attacks/]


How could an internet activist, Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, and a well-known HACKER that speaks regarding freedom of press and censorship, say that "he is not happy about the attacks" and "did not order them" -- they are two forces that are fighting for the same cause.


Or maybe they are the same forces.


In short, I believe that the launch of WikiLeaks was a planned trigger for the subsequent events. The information that is provided is an attempt to cause havoc on a global scale.


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Anonymous hackers are attempting to use a socially engineered scheme, as it has the potential to spread like a virus. By crashing major corporations that transmit and process financial transactions in retaliation for refusing service, we were left with a dilemma when MasterCard, Visa and PayPal went down:



Was there actually a theft of personal information regarding Visa/MasterCard/PayPal, or was it just an attack causing an illusion to think that cardholder data was compromised? 



Since MasterCard, Visa and PayPal crashed on Wednesday (12/8/2010) due to this attack, it creates an illusion that could cause a social pandemic. 


How so? Look at the message that Anonymous is trying to convey across Facebook and Twitter, through social networking, regarding the attacks to the financial network websites:


Operation Bank-Troll:










HOWEVER, based on the news today (12/10/2010):
[http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/10/wikileaks/]


"We do not want to steal your personal information or credit card numbers. We also do not seek to attack critical infrastructure of companies such as Mastercard, Visa, PayPal or Amazon. Our current goal is to raise awareness about WikiLeaks and the underhanded methods employed by the above companies to impair WikiLeaks’ ability to function.”


**UPDATE: 12/11/2010 @ 3:00 AM**  


I believe that I am having an argument with a member of ANONYMOUS by the name of Mats / al183908 via the Comments section. He states that, and I quote:


 "A single person created the image that you post in your blog, suggesting that panic be incited by spreading false rumors. However because everyone could tell the list was fake to begin with, and no one else in Anonymous agreed that it was a good idea, or would serve our purpose, it didn't happen"




Well. If it didn't happen, then why do I have this picture




Quoting the article: "At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening the twitter account, Anon_Operation belonging to the hackers [Anonymous] acting on behalf of WikiLeaks posted this message [above]"

"Exposing the credit card numbers and last valid dates of nearly 10,000 user’s cards. The tweet was only up for approximately five minutes before it was taken down by twitter. Still, the damage is done. The risk of internet-savvy users to take screenshots of the information and duplicate it through the web is high."

@Pats -- You say it didn't happen.....this tells me otherwise.


To me, saying the above seems awfully HYPOCRITICAL to have an 
OPERATION BANK-TROLL which has a GOAL to: Spread word all over the web that MasterCard servers have been breached and that private account details have been revealed.

Anonymous is using this social engineering scheme as a scare tactic --- Post it on a social network for everyone to see, and the word will spread. This tactic, however, can only work if we are truly compromised, and only if we allow ourselves to believe that we are truly compromised.

Press releases were issued to the public notifying cardholders that their personal information is safe. I can assure you that what has been stated in the argument is, in fact, true. It is the MISINFORMATION from the social scheme dictated by the Anonymous hackers that could cause pandemonium based on the message and tools being used above.
[http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/news/mastercard-info-safe-after-cyber-attack-dpgonc-20101208-gc_10999231]

I'm writing this because I’m not sure if Facebook or Twitter is going to go down in a matter of time. But honestly, I do not believe that it will happen anytime soon. Look what type of exposure Twitter has received regarding WikiLeaks:
The Anonymous hackers DO NOT want to shut down Facebook or Twitter; they are tool to build ‘a digital army’ --- you can recruit and coordinate attacks at free will in an anonymous setting. In addition, people using social networks viewing these debaucheries can easily obtain and use code provided by Anonymous to contribute to the overall attack. 




This is the major part of the Social Engineering scheme: 


Manipulate normal people to believe that something is happening that truly is not; create a breakdown by causing mayhem and convince people to follow your cause.





After the websites targeted from the attacks shut down WikiLeaks financial resources, they retaliated. But after watching the videos posted above before the launch of WikiLeaks....think about what they are attempting to do. And they could quite possibly succeed....unless we find out the facts, and know the truth about what is happening.


So far, Operation Bank-Troll has failed. It DID NOT cause a panic with society -- nor did it disrupt our economy.



What do I think is happening now? I think that the release of sensitive documents by WikiLeaks was designed as a trigger for a series of events. They are using this scheme to cause a panic. It is a frame of mind and point of view that is being engineered into the brains of some. 


Now, the next phase is starting, and it could be the last one:





Do you find it a coincidence? 


OPERATION LEAKSPIN: 
A message from ANONYMOUS


-Use a scheme that causes a panic because of misleading information regarding the take down of financial networks
-Not taking down social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook due to primary use of the application as a weapon and an information outlet
-Associated hackers within Anonymous are now 'changing their strategy' to leak sensitive information. 

My belief is now they are going to bring light to the fire on some SERIOUS information and cause more mayhem and panic. Beware.


One last interesting point.....do you think it is odd that Julian Assange asks the United States President Barack Obama to STEP DOWN:

In an effort to take the offensive, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange demanded that President Barack Obama resign from office if it's shown that he authorized -- or ordered -- U.S. State Department officials to conduct covert surveillance on the United Nations .
According to the Daily Mirror, in an Internet chat on Sunday, Assange said, "The whole chain of command who was aware of this order, and approved it, must resign if the U.S. is to be seen to be a credible nation that obeys the rule of law. The order is so serious it may well have been put to the president for approval."

Be wary of media that is conveyed by ANONYMOUS. 




Oh wait, is this the manifesto for ANONYMOUS?



So if you are choosing not to disturb the public peace, then why employ a tactic that causes social trickery?

By falsely claiming that MasterCard details were taken and compromised?

Nice try...


Oh, did I almost forget that I mentioned that 
Julian Assange...

 is a HACKER? 

Check this out....

in 1987, after turning 16, Assange began hacking under the name "Mendax" (derived from a phrase of Horace: "splendide mendax," or "nobly untruthful").[2] He and two other hackers joined to form a group which they named the International Subversives. Assange wrote down the early rules of the subculture: "Don’t damage computer systems you break into (including crashing them); don’t change the information in those systems (except for altering logs to cover your tracks); and share information".[2]
In response to the hacking, the Australian Federal Police raided his Melbourne home in 1991.[20] He was reported to have accessed computers belonging to an Australian university, the Canadian telecommunications company Nortel,[2] and other organisations, via modem.[21] In 1992, he pleaded guilty to 24 charges of hacking and was released on bond for good conduct after being fined AU$2100.[2][22] The prosecutor said "there is just no evidence that there was anything other than sort of intelligent inquisitiveness and the pleasure of being able to—what's the expression—surf through these various computers".[2]
Assange later commented, "It's a bit annoying, actually. Because I cowrote a book about [being a hacker], there are documentaries about that, people talk about that a lot. They can cut and paste. But that was 20 years ago. It's very annoying to see modern day articles calling me a computer hacker. I'm not ashamed of it, I'm quite proud of it. But I understand the reason they suggest I'm a computer hacker now. There's a very specific reason."[8]

Does what I'm saying make sense now? 

Spread the word -- Just as Anonymous / WikiLeaks / Julian Assange is attempting to do. Don't allow them to continue the mayhem they want to achieve.

**UPDATE: 12/11/2010 @ 7:00 PM**  

Response to Mats -- "Oh boy, we're battling now? This just got a whole lot more interesting."


Mats said...
[select name (Mats) to view Original Post]





Oh boy, we're battling now? This just got a whole lot more interesting.

Since you're calling me a hacker who's part of Anonymous, I'll humor you with a response. Yes, I am part of Anonymous. As are you, and every single other person who has ever used the internet, so that's not saying a whole lot. No I am not a hacker, though I do share the hacker spirit of inquisitiveness. Hacking is defined as the circumvention of computer security, an activity I have never engaged in. I am merely a technologically competent citizen of the internet.

As for your assertion that governments deserve the same privacy as individual citizens, that is patently false. The government operates with the permission and funding of its citizens, and as such its activities are subject to public review and approval. If you were paying me to engage in a conversation with a friend or family member, you would be completely justified in wanting to know what was said during that conversation. The same is true of governments and corporations.
As for the fact that a citizen "SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ABUSES OF THIS FREEDOM AS SHALL BE DEFINED BY LAW." I would be inclined to generally agree with you. It is for this reason that it should be noted that WikiLeaks has not been convicted of any breach of law and has in fact not even been charged with a crime of any kind. Multiple legal experts have asserted that the reason WikiLeaks has not been charged with a crime is because they haven't broken any laws.

Twitter shutting down the account of Anon_Operations has no bearing whatsoever on how many people were listening to their instructions. The account was suspended because it violated Twitter's ToS, nothing more. As for the screenshot of the instructions being circulated on the internet, that too has no bearing on how many people listened to the instruction. Photographs of instructions circulating the web do not necessitate the following of those instructions.
Glad I got your attention.

Let's get one thing straight, I am not apart of ANONYMOUS, and by the definition of whyweprotest.com, neither is everyone as you stated:

"We are a collection of individuals united by ideas. You likely know Anonymous, although you don't know exactly who we are."

Web definitions for collection:

'several things grouped together or considered as a whole'

I'm not united with your ideas, as I clearly state that I oppose them. But thank you for admitting that you are ANONYMOUS, and stating exactly WHO YOU ARE.

(Mats): "No I am not a hacker, though I do share the hacker spirit of inquisitiveness. Hacking is defined as the circumvention of computer security, an activity I have never engaged in."

You know what a social hacker is?

(2) Type in the search box: 'social hacking'
(3) View the results.

To cut to the chase, this is the entry that is pulled for SOCIAL HACKING:

SOCIAL ENGINEERING


Social engineering is a discipline in political science that refers to efforts to influence popular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale, whether by governments or private groups.


Just put MORE LIGHT to my argument, again. You are helping make my facts more concrete. I thank you for that.

So now that we have cleared it up, you admitted that you are from ANONYMOUS, and although you are "not a hacker...[you] do share the hacker spirit of inquisitiveness."

You also stated that "Hacking is defined as the circumvention of computer security, an activity I have never engaged in. I am merely a technologically competent citizen of the internet." -- does not state that you are a part of a social engineered scheme....now does it?

(Mats): "If you were paying me to engage in a conversation with a friend or family member, you would be completely justified in wanting to know what was said during that conversation. The same is true of governments and corporations."

Well, it's funny you say that because there is a such thing as "A verbal contract, [which] is any contract which is expressed in words (written or spoken). This contrasts with a contract which is implied by actions of the parties. An implied contract can be either implied in fact or implied in law. A contract which is implied in fact is one in which the circumstances imply that parties have reached an agreement even though they have not done so expressly."

ALL people, regardless of affiliation or aspirations, are entitled to certain aspects of privacy deeming laws and regulations. This is why we in fact have a LEGAL SYSTEM.

Unfortunately, the problem with the legal system is that there are far too many loop holes and injustices in itself.

(Mats): "As for the fact that a citizen "SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ABUSES OF THIS FREEDOM AS SHALL BE DEFINED BY LAW." I would be inclined to generally agree with you. It is for this reason that it should be noted that WikiLeaks has not been convicted of any breach of law and has in fact not even been charged with a crime of any kind."

I'm glad you agree with me. And I agree with you. As of right now, WikiLeaks has not been convicted of a breach of laws, but the data that was relayed to WikiLeaks was obtained illegally.

This is like a familiar statement I made regarding loopholes in the legal system.

(Mats): "As for the screenshot of the instructions being circulated on the internet, that too has no bearing on how many people listened to the instruction. Photographs of instructions circulating the web do not necessitate the following of those instructions.."

Oh, really? Is that so? I guess I should bust out some better sources for you to check then:


"Viral panic attack

Not long after the DDoS attack launched an offensive with the aim AnonOps panic about alleged leaks from MasterCard credit card numbers, hoping that people en masse would cancel their credit card.

It was called the message on a megalek one million MasterCard numbers of viral spread, including by deception through automatically generated Google search on "MasterCard Deemed unsafe"

There was also a list of alleged credit card numbers uploaded to pastebin. Mastercard through its webcare team proposes that the numbers are fake and give customer data secure.

However, the DDoS payments MasterCard temporarily disrupted. This is because the site and MasterCard SecureCode authentication service running on the same infrastructure."


My point still stands.


(Mats): "Twitter shutting down the account of Anon_Operations has no bearing whatsoever on how many people were listening to their instructions. The account was suspended because it violated Twitter's ToS, nothing more."

Yeah, I understand that the account was suspended because it violated Twitter's ToS -- specifically this part:

Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services

Just because you are trying to the state that the circulation of OPERATION BANK-TROLL has no bearing on how many people listened to the instructions, doesn't mean the intent was to cause panic as stated in the article above. Unfortunately, the plan deteriorated after MasterCard made a statement. Period.

Oh, and as for people listening to the instructions of Anon_Operations, I can't truly quantify it, well...potentially, I can:

AnonOfTheAbove


Operation Payback

Anonymous Message 
About ACTA Laws, Internet Censorship and Copyright



TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO:

"....We Are Anonymous,
We Are Legion And Divided By Zero.
We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship
And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.
We Are Over 9000,

Expect Us!"
Brought to you by:

-Oblivion

unhacktheplanet@gmail.com
Twitter: @unhacktheplanet