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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hacker betrayed the "deep throat"of Wikileaks, says he did about the seriousness of the case "U.S. secrets


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Bogotá, Dec 1 (EFE) .- The hacker Adrian Lamo colomboestadounidense said today that Bradley Manning betrayed the soldier, accused of being the source who leaked to WikiLeaks hundreds of thousands of secret documents from the U.S. Government, given the gravity of the facts and determining that he was "putting a lot of people at risk."
Lamo made this revelation in an interview published today the electronic edition of the Colombian daily El Tiempo.

This young, 29, who lives in Boston (USA) and spent some years of his life in Colombia, a country where his father became known as "hacker" in February 2002 when infiltrated the database of the American newspaper The New York Times, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft.

And in May 2010 revealed to the authorities that Private Manning thousands of data had been leaked to WikiLeaks, a website founded by Australian Julian Assange, which put serious strain on the U.S. government to publish more than 250,000 secret documents of the Department of State.

In the interview, Lamo says Manning contacted through encrypted messages and has no idea of the reasons why he told about the leak.

"Maybe because he thought that I would be supportive of your case, I could support him and help you lose all those files. He was involved in the filtration of larger documents in the history of espionage, but did not have to talk and chose me" says Lamo.

Initially, Lamo betrayed not the person who leaked the documents, but said, when he realized the scope of the facts then changed its decision, among other reasons because these leaks were foreigners.

In recent months, Wikileaks has made three major leaks, one on documents of the war in Afghanistan, one on Iraq and, most recently, of American diplomatic notes, which brought that country into a more committed abroad.

"When I said he was handing out hundreds of thousands of documents to a foreign people I realized I was getting a lot of people at risk, jeopardizing their operations in the field. If it had not acted, every night from then on I would lay thinking maybe someone was being killed because of me, "Lamo said at the time.

He added he does not feel remorse for having betrayed the soldier because the decision was made in accordance with "the seriousness of the case."

"Every time I have been approached hackers who could have betrayed and I did not. Manning was the first and hopefully the only one," he said.

For Lamo, the purpose of revealing WikiLeaks has passed secret documents "to be the platform for Julian Assange political agenda."

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