Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wired-Ex Hacker Denies Connection To WikiLeaks Of Classified Docs

Pvt. Brad Manning and Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo/
(Story reported by Kim Zetter and Kevin Poulsen)

An Army intelligence analyst who is charged with leaking classified documents to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks also allegedly sent classified documents to the hacker who turned him in to the feds, according to a friend and associate of the hacker who helped connect him with federal agents.

Note: Adrian Lamo has now denied this. See the update at the bottom of this post.

Chet Uber, director of Project Vigilant, the volunteer, non-profit arm of a corporate security firm, was one of the first people former hacker Adrian Lamo called after Army private Bradley Manning contacted him and disclosed that he had leaked classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

If Uber’s claims about the documents are true, this would be the first indication that Manning had sent Lamo classified documents. Lamo has previously said that he believed some of the information disclosed in his chats with Manning was classified, but he has never mentioned receiving documents.

(click here to read the full story on the Wired website)

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