Latest Julian Assange News

Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians

Sep. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, a cyber security firm said Monday. Researchers at vpnMentor said the problem stemmed from an unsecured server located in Miami that...

Lawyers say leaks prosecution violates freedom of the press

Sep. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter say the case should be dismissed because the law is being used to suppress freedom of the press. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in federal court...

Convicted hacker called to testify to grand jury in Virginia

Sep. 3, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

FALLS CHIURCH, Va. (AP) — A convicted hacker who's serving 10 years in prison for breaking into computer systems of security firms and law-enforcement agencies has been called to testify to a federal grand jury in Virginia. Supporters of Jeremy Hammond, part of the Anonymous hacking group, say he's been...

Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for jumping bail in Britain. Court officials said Thursday that a hearing on the appeal set for next week had been cancelled. Assange is jailed in London's Belmarsh Prison at the same time as he fights...