Wikileaks is a disaster, releasing state secrets that jeopardise safety, security and arm terrorists with information. The release of leaked files that contain the personal details of ordinary citizens and prominent public figures is also inexcusable, and includes personal data of mental health patients, sick children, and hundreds of cases of personal documents, passports and credit card information. The site, how it's run and Julian Assange’s online attacks are dangerous, have led to multiple employees leaving the organisation, and needs to be reformed or closed down and brought to justice.
The most vital mistake of Wikileaks as an organisation has been the leaking of information that carries a significant risk of reprisal to journalists, soldiers and even the people around them such as family or friends. An example of this is the 2010 claim by a Taliban spokesperson that the Taliban are studying the 92,000 leaked documents, from the Chelsea Manning leaked documents concerning the War in Afghanistan, for information on Afghan informants or those cooperating with the United States. The Taliban is known to execute informants, and have often killed local officials in a campaign of intimidation against those that cooperate with NATO forces.