Hacker justifies turning in Wikileaks informer
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Latest News Former hacker Adrian Lamo has claimed to be the source who informed on a US soldier accused of sending the Wikileaks whistleblowing site video footage of a helicopter shooting unarmed Iraqi civilians. According to Lamo, US Army 10th Mountain Division specialist Bradley Manning contacted him via instant messaging as a would-be ally, admitting responsibility for the video leak, which is reported to have included scores of other classified files.

"At the moment he gave me the information, it was basically a suicide pact," Lamo is reported to have told the BBC, before justifying turning informant on a mixture of personal and national security grounds.

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