In 1987, Assange began hacking under the name Mendax. He and two others—known as “Trax” and “Prime Suspect”—formed a hacking group they called the International Subversives. But did you knew that all of this started with a Commodore Amiga computer? “He was caught red-handed with the tools of his burgeoning hacker’s trade a £350 Amiga 500 computer and more than a dozen discs filled with the access codes of websites. Police also found details of hundreds of stolen passwords for networks around the world  –  along with the dates when he obtained them. Among them were passwords for the U.S. Air Force 7th Command Group in the Pentagon.” said In 2006, Assange began work on WikiLeaks, a website intended to collect and share confidential information on an international scale. The site officially launched in 2007 and it was run out of Sweden at the time because of the country’s strong laws protecting a person’s anonymity. Later that year, WikiLeaks released a U.S. military manual that provided detailed information on the Guantanamo detention center.

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