Wikileaks, the controversial whistleblowing site that exposes secrets of governments and corporations, bootstrapped itself with a cache of documents obtained through an internet eavesdropping operation by one of its activists, according to a new profile of the organization’s founder.
... ... HOLY SHIT!
Sniffing TOR exit nodes is one of those things that everyone kind of knows is probagbly happening, maybe, somewhere, but no one really talks about it.
I'm not sure what I find more interesting: The fact that the "first big leak" Wikileaks got was from someone (possibly illegally) sniffing an exit node, or that they caught Chinese hackers using TOR to move around stolen data.
The New Yorker article did not indicate whether WikiLeaks continues to intercept data from the Tor network. Assange did not immediately return a call for comment from Threat Level.
haha. Of course they didn't.
Wikileaks Was Launched With Documents Intercepted From Tor | Threat Level | Wired.com