Wikileaks Starts First Cyber War 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 release. 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 nevertheless. 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. Published by IBB Solicitors IBB Solicitors are recognised in The Legal 500 as a South East regional heavyweight. IBB Solicitors in London are recognised as leaders and experts across a number of areas by the UK's independent legal directories. Good London solicitors are crucial in legal matters and IBB is regarded as a regional leader.