I will talk to you on camera under one condition: I won t give you an address of where I live, and all driving directions must be over the phone, nothing can be written in a computer." These were Adrian Lamo s words in response to my request for an interview. The 29-year-old Colombian-American ex-hacker gave alleged Wikileaks source Private Bradley Manning over to authorities. Ever since then he has become one of the most hated figures in cyberspace, receiving all types of threats, with 'different degrees of credibility' according to him.
Much has been reported about the details of the cables that were sent from US embassies around the world to the state department in Washington - the content ranging from the highly informative to what some ex-diplomats describe as little more than political gossip. But embarrassing as some of the revelations might be, the most politically damaging document did not come into state department - it was sent out.
Last month the group said it had decrypted the US military video, which shows many civilians and journalists being killed. The announcement has generated a lot of buzz for the group, and consequently, a lot of concerns for them too. WikiLeaks says it has been spied on aggressively since the announcement, both by US and Icelandic authorities.