WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused him of conspiring with hackers, including the “Anonymous” group, with a new federal indictment on Wednesday.
It was stated that the poor indictment signed last year by the Ministry of Justice did not add new accusations beyond the 18th issue but expanded the scope of the conspiracy where Assange was charged.
“Assange and others at WikiLeaks came together with hackers to commit computer interventions to benefit WikiLeaks.”
Prosecutors said that Assange and WikiLeaks recruited during the conferences in the Netherlands and Malaysia in 2009.
“Since the early days of WikiLeaks, Assange has been talking about hacking conferences to promote his past as“ a famous young hacker in Australia ”and encourage others to hack learning for WikiLeaks,” DOAN said.
Prosecutors claimed that Assange gained access to a NATO country’s government computer system in 2010.
Two years later, the hacker group cooperating with the FBI was allegedly “communicating directly” with the leader of LulzSec and “gave a list of targets for LulzSec’s hacking”.
“In another communication, Assange told the LulzSec leader that the most effective release of the hacked materials would be from the CIA, NSA or The New York Times.”
WikiLeaks allegedly acquired and published information that he was attacked by the “Anonymous” and LulzSec computer hacker.
Assange was charged last year with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for allegedly infringing the Espionage Act to illegally obtain and disclose confidential information.
He was arrested after being launched from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and is now at the center of an ongoing war on whether to send it to the United States. He is currently locked in the UK prison on other charges.
According to his legal team, he said he was sentenced to 175 years in prison for allegedly publishing hundreds of thousands of confidential documents.
Assange’s lawyers claim that he acts as a journalist with the Right to First Amendment and that the US charges against him are politically motivated.
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