Wikileaks Starts First Cyber War?

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The recent events relating to Wikileaks and their
senior editor, Julian Assange has been referred to by
some as the first cyber war, even if a very small one.
News organizations have been confirming how after
Assange handed himself into British police, support of
Wikileaks began bringing down sites such as Amazon,
Visa, PayPal and MasterCard. There have even been
protests outside of the British embassy calling for his

The communication cables published by Wikileaks have left many world leaders and politicians
highly embarrassed which is why Mr. Assange needs the best possible west London solicitor.
However Mr. Assange is wanted by two countries. Sweden is hoping to extradite him on charges of
sexual assault and in America they can't decide what to charge him on but they want him

Supporters of Assange will reason that the internet is the final true place of freedom of speech. They
feel that Wikileaks has got the right to post whatever material they like. If the American government
therefore attempts to halt Wikileaks from posting material, it's an assault on freedom of speech.

Others may reason that half the entire world undoubtedly knows that a lot happens behind closed
doors in politics, half of which the regular press manages to discover and that publishing this
information endangers lives around the world.

                 London solicitors could debate the matter for days on end. Whatever happens with
                 Assange there are only a couple of things we can be certain of. The first is that he is
                 going to need a very strong legal team. The second thing for sure is that he not the
                 first and will not be the last person to embarrass political leaders around the world.
                 Others will pick up where he left of and rumour has it that his next big leak
                 concerns America's biggest bank.

                 Heads have only just begun spinning. More people will be exposed and once
                 exposed lawyers in London will be thanking Wikileaks for all the new clients they
                 provided. For many people Wikileaks exposed to the public what they already
                 suspected, confirming the deep rooted mistrust between countries.

Is this going to make relations better between countries? Well it is still early on but at this stage it
can go one of two ways. One, it helps countries resolve difference and improves dialogue between
the two. The second way is escalation. Countries spy more on one another and the web of lies
extends and grows. Wikileaks may have just ignited the fuse to the world's first public cyber war.

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