Man responsible for U.S. leaks now in Hong Kong

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 10, 2013 01:43 am PST

A media manhunt began in Hong Kong on Monday morning as residents awoke to discover the man claiming responsibility for a series of sensational leaks about U.S. spying programs last week was holed up in a local luxury hotel.

The U.S. Consulate in the city referred questions about that man, Edward Snowden, back to the U.S. Justice Department in Washington.

The six hotels that matched the description given by The Guardian, a British newspaper, and have the U.S. Consulate “up the road,” as Snowden referenced in his interview, each denied having a guest by his name.