Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Manning's cables don't match WikiLeaks docs, expert admits

updated 04:25 pm EST, Mon December 19, 2011

Testimony: Wikileaks cables don't match Manning's

Special Agent David Shaver, an Army forensic investigator who found thousands of diplomatic documents on the Army computer of suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, revealed in court that secret cables found on Manning's computer didn't match any of the ones WikiLeaks released. According to Wired, Shaver on Sunday testified he had found 10,000 US diplomatic cables in HTML format on the Manning's work computer, along with 100,000 complete cables converted to base-64 encoding. Shaver only said he compared some of the documents on the notebook with the published WikiLeaks articles.

Under re-direct examination, he suggested the CSV file was corrupted and that's why the cables weren't passed onto WikiLeaks. The defense objected to this assumption.

Also established by the defense was that Manning's computer could have been used by somebody else, including another soldier with whom he shared his work computer. These soldiers could have logged in under Manning's account.

Shaver also said during his testimony that he found connections between evidence on Manning's notebook and two other WikiLeaks releases, including the "Collateral Murder" Apache Helicopter and Gitmo prisoner assessments. Web-scraping program Wget was found too, which linked to a Microsoft SharePoint server that hosted copies of the Gitmo documents. Shaver downloaded the documents and compared them with the ones WikiLeaks published, concluding they were identical.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News