Daniel Domscheit-Berg Admits to WikiLeaks Sabotage
Former Assange Ally Daniel Domscheit-Berg Deleted 3500 Unpublished Leaks
Daniel Domscheit-Berg, former WikiLeaks deputy and ex-pal of Julian Assange, admitted to sabotaging the whistleblower site. Domscheit-Berg deleted 3,500 unleaked files.
Among the documents Domscheit-Berg has permanently destroyed:
- The complete TSA No-Fly List
- Bank of America documents
- Info on neo-Nazi groups
- Data interception agreements between ISPs and the US government
WikiLeaksLeak organizations don't destroy information whistleblowers risked their lives to leak.
Domscheit-Berg revealed his actions during an interview with Der Spiegel (German Article/Google English translation). Bank of America has been bracing for a WikiLeaks dump for some time. It's not clear whether or not Daniel Domscheit-Berg destroyed all the documents pertaining to BofA.
After a schism with Wikileaks, Domscheit-Berg worked on starting a Wikileaks competitor called Openleaks.
WikiLeaks released a statement on the matter via TwitLonger, in which Julian Assange suggests that Daniel Domscheit-Berg was acting under orders from a foreign government.
I have received a warning from a current Western intelligence officer that DDB has been in contact with the FBI, on more than one occasion, and that the information from this contact was "helpful". I do not know if DDB was complicit with the reported contact.
Daniel Domscheit-Berg was also kicked out of the German hacker group Chaos Computer Club (CCC) after other members thought that he was using CCC's reputation for his own ends. That news came via Andy Muller-Maguhn, CCC spokesman and white-hat security consultant.