Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wikileaks.Org back online, Assange back in prison is back online in the US after American company, Dynadot, has restored its DNS service for the whistle-blower site, according to internet reports.

Wikileaks was forced to move its website to a Swiss server earlier this month after the company that provided its domain name service resigned the business, claiming a sustained denial of service attack on Wikileaks was affecting its other business.

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange was granted bail by UK judge Howard Riddle following his arrest to face sexual misconduct and rape charges. According to Reuters, Assange has returned to London's Wandsworth prison after an appeal by Swedish authorities.

Assange's supporters targeted companies such as Visa, Mastercard and Paypal for cutting ties with the whistleblower website after Wikileaks published thousands of US diplomatic cables.

UK national security advisors have warned that Assange's supporters could target key government sites as he fights an extradition attempt by Swedish prosecutors.

Extra security measures have been added to UK government web services, focusing on protecting information held about private citizens, according to the Independent.

The bail appeal will be heard on Thursday and an extradition hearing for Assange is expected on 11 January 2011.

by Computer Weekly

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