Forbes blog article by Andy Greenberg
Earlier this week members of the hacker collective, and specifically a sub-group known as the People’s Liberation Front, (PLF) launched two new leaking sites, LocalLeaks.tk (not to be confused with the similarly named Localeaks.com) and HackerLeaks.tk. Both hope to receive documents through an anonymous submissions channel, analyze them, and then distribute them to the press to get “maximum exposure and political impact.”
But while LocalLeaks aims to use WikiLeaks’ model of insider sources to expose corruption on the local scale, HackerLeaks openly invites data thieves to upload documents through its submission system, so that they can be analyzed and publicized. “You download it, we’ll disclose it for you,” the site’s homepage reads, listing potential booty such as “databases, exploits, security flaws, documents, and email spools.”
LocalLeaks.tk which launched in January 2011, appears to have been blocked by the Tokelaku .tk domain name registry in July 2011
WHOIS searches now give:
Your selected domain name is a domain name that has been cancelled, suspended, refused or reserved at the Dot TK Registry
Dot TK is proud to work with numerous governmental law enforcement agencies to stop spam, fraud, phishing attempts, child pornography and other illicit content on Dot TK websites. These agencies may contact the Dot TK Registry directly with any enquiries they may have regarding the usage of this domain by previous registrants.
The almost identically structured, but more controversial, hackerleaks.tk which launched on 25th June 2011 not been affected ?