Wikileaks Site Is on the Fritz

Would-be leakers stopped by broken forms, compromised security
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 4:48 PM CDT
A screen grab from the site.   (AP Photo/

(Newser) – Wikileaks website has all but broken down, despite gaining worldwide recognition after the arrest of one of its alleged sources, Wired reports. The submission form for uploading documents to has been offline for 2 weeks, and the site has stopped supporting secure downloads using HTTPS, meaning those who download information can be monitored. The donation page, however, is still working.

"Despite a surge in mostly laudatory media portraying Wikileaks as a fearless, unstoppable outlet for documents that embarrass corporations and overbearing governments, the site has published only 12 documents since the beginning of the year, the last one four months ago," writes Ryan Singel. Wired asked security expert Ben Laurie, who's on the site's advisory board, if it was odd that the site's submission forms were broken and its security degraded. "I agree," Laurie said. "I was not aware."

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