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Assange granted bail but warned over Swedish extradition

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has walked free from a London prison after being granted bail over sexual assault allegations.

Assange was arrested earlier this month over charges of sexual misconduct in Sweden. He was granted bail by UK judge Howard Riddle but returned to Wandsworth prison after an appeal by Swedish authorities.

As reported by Reuters, the whistle-blower website founder has once again been released on bail. But according to the Guardian, the high court judge warned Assange he is still likely to be extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.

Wikileaks.org is back online in the US after American company, Dynadot, restored its DNS service for the whistle-blower site, according to internet reports.

Wikileaks, which published thousands of US diplomatic cables, was forced to move its website to a Swiss server earlier this month after the company that provided its domain name service resigned the business, claiming a sustained denial of service attack on Wikileaks was affecting its other business.

Computer Weekly says...

UK government departments were preparing for cyber attacks as Assange appeared in court. But the group of Wikileaks "hacktivists" who launched Operation Payback in a revenge attack against websites, were noticeable by their absence yesterday as threatened UK government sites remained live and Assange walked free. However, if Assange is extradited to Sweden, it could fuel new cyber attacks.


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