December 1, 2010

Part 1: What the Release Really Means for You



It’s impossible to ignore the fallout of the most recent WikiLeaks release of classified U.S. Diplomatic cables. This week the group released a massive cache of more than 250,000 confidential documents. According to WikiLeaks, it’s the largest ever to be released publicly.

putting the issue of the morality and the legality of the leak aside, there were a number of revelations the security industry took note of, including:

- allegations that China's Poliburo ordered the famed Aurora attack on Google and other companies

- and that the leak caused the state department to rethink its data security policies, limiting access of writable USB and CD-ROMs in certain environments.

The impact to national security and U.S. diplomacy is potentially disastrous. But equally startling was the revelation that WikiLeaks servers contain confidential and material items from private business. First revealed in a Forbes cover story, WikiLeaks will soon publish tens of thousands of confidential documents from a major U.S. financial institution. 


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