Has WikiLeaks Morphed Into A Malware Hub?

Slashdot reader mirandakatz writes:

In releasing an unredacted database of emails from the Turkish party AKP, WikiLeaks exposed the public to a collection of malware — and even after a Bulgarian security expert pointed this out publicly, the organization only removed the select pieces of malware that he identified, leaving well over a thousand malicious files on the site.

That AKP leak also included the addresses and other personal details of millions of Turkish women, not unlike the recent DNC leak, which included the personal data of many private individuals. WikiLeaks says this is all in the name of its “accuracy policy,” but the organization seems to be increasingly putting the public at risk.
The article opens with the question, “What the hell happened to WikiLeaks?” then argues that “Once an inspiring effort at transparency, WikiLeaks now seems more driven by personal grudges and reckless releases of information…”


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