WikiLeak’s Assange Behind 100s of Hackers? Arrest of 3 in Spain Tip of Iceberg

Author: Erick Hansen

The following is an excerpt from an article in Hollywood Todaythat quotesJohn D’Arcy, assistant professor of information technology management, about the hacking attack on Sony Corp.  To read the article visit:  WikiLeak’s Assange Behind 100s of Hackers?

Hacker turned provocateur Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeak’s secret has come out. He may have hundreds of hackers who align themselves with the open-government website, according to information in the wake of three hacker arrests in Spain.

Yet for all the United States official chagrin, it has taken a page out of the Assange notebook. The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks.

The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, as well as one operation out of a spy novel in a fifth-floor shop on L Street in Washington, where a group of young entrepreneurs who look as if they could be in a garage band are fitting deceptively innocent-looking hardware into a prototype “Internet in a suitcase.”