Wikileaks is an international organization, based in Sweden, which publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive documents while preserving the anonymity of sources. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the U.S., Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Newspaper articles and The New Yorker magazine (June 7, 2010) describe Julian Assange, an Australian journalist and Internet activist, as its director. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents. - Source: Wikipedia
WikiLeaks has consistently claimed that the person who leaked the embarrassing data was a Democratic Party staffer who was unhappy about the party's tilt against Sen. Bernard Sanders in the primary battle with Hillary Clinton.
In March, WikiLeaks released nearly 8,000 documents that it says reveal secrets about the CIA's cyberespionage tools.
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