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Julian Assange Live Streams

Covert Contact - Live Streaming Social Media Intelligence - Julian Assange

Assange spoke to supporters and the press from the window of Ecuador’s London embassy.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange portrayed himself Sunday as a victim of an American “witch hunt” over his secret-spilling website in a defiant address from the balcony of an embassy where he has holed up to avoid extradition to face sex assault allegations.

Surrounded by British police who want to detain him, Assange made no mention of the sex assault case in Sweden or how long he would remain in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he took refuge two months ago. Instead he shifted focus to the U.S., accusing the government of targeting him for revealing a trove of American diplomatic and military secrets.

Julian Assange granted political asylum by Ecuador: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes his first public appearance in two months after being granted asylum Thursday by Ecuador, raising the possibility of a diplomatic showdown between British and Ecuadoran authorities.

Covert Contact’s Julian Assange Monitor looks for any mention of Assange, discussion about wikileaks, and references to statements made by Assange himself. Subscribers can find the monitor in the “People” section of their main menu.

This is just one of the monitors that touches on this topic. Covert Contact also has dedicated monitors for several related topics:

  • Wikileaks
  • Hacking/Cyberwar
  • Anonymous
  • AntiSec/Lulzsec
  • Information Security
  • Bradley Manning
  • Stuxnet/Flame/Gauss/Duqu

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Live Streaming the Cyber-Weapons – Stuxnet, Flame, Duqu, and Now Gauss

Covert Contact - Live Streaming Social Media Intelligence - Stuxnet, Flame, Duqu, and Gauss

There are reports of a new state-sponsored “cyber-weapon”:

Gauss is the most recent cyber-surveillance operation in the Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame saga.

It was probably created in mid-2011 and deployed for the first time in August-September 2011.

Gauss was discovered during the course of the ongoing effort initiated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), following the discovery of Flame. The effort is aimed at mitigating the risks posed by cyber-weapons, which is a key component in achieving the overall objective of global cyber-peace.

In 140 chars or less, “Gauss is a nation state sponsored banking Trojan which carries a warhead of unknown designation”. Besides stealing various kinds of data from infected Windows machines, it also includes an unknown, encrypted payload which is activated on certain specific system configurations.

We’ve updated the Stuxnet/Flame/Duqu Monitor to pick up discussions about Guass as well. Subscribers will find it on the “Topics” section of the main menu.

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