Washington – The U.S. military has told troops to stop using
removable media — CDs, DVDs and thumb drives — that could be used to transfer
classified data in a means similar to how whistleblower site WikiLeaks received
its trove of documents, Wired reported.
Orders have been issued to all military
branches for servicemembers to cease using removable media on the Defense
Department’s secure network — or else face a possible court-martial.
Dutch authorities yesterday arrested a 16-year-old, alleged to be a hacker
involved in the pro-WikiLeaks group Anonymous’ "Operation Payback"
denial-of-service attacks on the websites of MasterCard, Visa and PayPal.
help maintain the future of the whistleblower concept of WikiLeaks — whose
head Julian Assange is currently in jail in Britain — some former members of
the WikiLeaks team are creating a new service, called OpenLeaks.
WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks will accept secure, anonymous submissions, but work with
other publishers like newspapers, who will ultimately release any documents.