WikiLeaks Assange accused of conspiring with ‘Anonymous’ hackers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London in May 1, 2019. — AP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange conspired with hackers affiliated with the "Anonymous” and "LulzSec” groups, which have been linked to numerous cyber attacks around the world, according to new indictment by the US Justice Department.

Assange, who’s detained in the United Kingdom on a US extradition request, gave the leader of LulzSec a list of targets to hack in 2012 and told this person that the most influential release of hacked materials would be from the US Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency or The New York Times, according to a statement June 24 from the Justice Department.

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