WikiLeaks: Breach has exposed unredacted US cables
LONDON (AP) - August 31, 2011 (WPVI) -- Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says that its massive archive of unredacted U.S. State Department cables has been exposed in a security breach. The files now appear to be circulating freely around the Web, and WikiLeaks is blaming a British newspaper.
In a 1,600-word-long editorial posted to the Internet early Friday morning, WikiLeaks accused the Guardian newspaper's investigative reporter David Leigh of divulging the password needed to decrypt the files in a book published earlier this year.
The Guardian and Leigh have both denied wrongdoing.
U.S. officials have said that the disclosure of the entire unredacted archive could have potentially serious consequences for informants, activists and others quoted in the cables.
cyber attacks, wikileaks, national/world
- Upping Saturday's snowfall projections 9 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Chase ends near Sports Complex; suspects sought
- Police: Driver dies in crash after fleeing 2 others 14 min ago
- Laundromat robbed in Cedarbrook
- Carjack suspect in custody in SW Phila.
- Driver crashes into police cruiser in Wilmington
- 3rd person dies after I-95 crash in Lawrence, N.J.
- No charges against officers in teen Tasering
- Woman admits to stealing packages from Delco homes
- DA: Charges coming in fatal frat ritual in Poconos
- Video: Flyers fans receive greatest Christmas gift
- Upping Saturday's snowfall projections
9 min ago