Wikileaks.info Denies Spamhaus Security Risk Claims

Wikileaks.info, a site assisting WikiLeaks publish the classified US diplomatic cables, has claimed that the warnings issued by security firms that the website is unsafe to visit are false.

The site has been instrumental in aiding visitors to download copies of the leaked US diplomatic cables previously published by WikiLeaks by listing a number websites hosting mirrors of the original content.

The website became so popular that WikiLeaks itself started redirecting visitors from its main page to WikiLeaks.info.

Non-profit, anti-spam and malware outfit Spamhaus had issued a warning about WikiLeaks.info on Tuesday, claiming that the site is hosting malicious content. Spamhaus believes that the site is hosted on a 'blackhat' network controlled by "Russian cybercriminals".

The website said in a statement to Cnet: “We find it very disturbing that Spamhaus labels a site as dangerous without even checking if there is any malware on it. We monitor the Wikileaks.info site and we can guarantee that there is no malware on it.”