WikiLeaks founder accused of recruiting hackers from Asia and Europe

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been pressed with new charges by DoJ that states that he has been recruiting hackers to spy on conferences being held across the world to provide classified information to his website.

According to the superseding indictment that is within the 18 counts mentioned by the Justice Department last year, Assange will be facing criminal charges for funding hackers to spy on classified information from various conferences.

The pronouncement includes the line that Assange carried out spying on conferences by recruiting members from hacking groups known as LulzSec and Anonymous. He mainly showed interest in hiring hackers who were related to the US military in some way and would in no way face any legal liability for stealing information if/when caught.

For instance, there is evidence with DoJ that Julian Assange hired two teenage hackers from Asia and Europe respectively to steal critical info from a bank and was encouraged to secure audio recordings which took place between the banking officials and the high profile officers from the government.

Barry Pollock, the lawyer of Assange is yet to react to the fresh set of an indictment. He is confident that his client will be freed from all charges someday as such cases pose grave threats to journalists around the world.

Assange is currently on the verge of being sent to the United States from Sweden as his extradition tussle with the Sweden Embassy has been pronounced as negative due to some serious allegations pressed against him about Ra^^ and Se#ual Assault.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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