posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 03:32 PM
Three of the Twitter accounts which are of interest to prosecutors belong to Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror), Rop Gonggrijp (@rop_g) and Birgitta
Jacob Appelbaum is a well known American hacker currently employed as a developer by the Tor Project to work on anonymizing software.
Tor is used for anonymous postings, but the anonymous status is very unclear now.
Rop Gonggrijp is a Dutch hacker and founder of XS4ALL, one of the oldest Internet service providers in the Netherlands. He is known to have helped
WikiLeaks prepare the release of the “Collateral Murder” video.
Gonggrijp raises a very interesting issue on his blog. “Heaven knows how many places have received similar subpoenas and just quietly submitted all
they had on me,” he writes.
Birgitta Jonsdottir is a member of the Icelandic Parliament, where she seats on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She is also a member of the Icelandic
delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Like Gonggrijp, Jonsdottir volunteered for WikiLeaks to help prepare the release of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike video.