Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: Visa.com is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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RE[6]: Hmmm
by LighthouseJ on Wed 8th Dec 2010 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
LighthouseJ
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2009-06-18

I take your and Thoms' point now.

I'm still in the process of coming to a conclusion about it all. I guess the problem I have is that people seem to see a massive criminal enterprise, but these are just diplomatic cables between two parties that don't want a third party to know about it.
People who suspect the US Government of terrible atrocities are somehow instantly vindicated, even when no atrocities are revealed. I took a furrowed brow to that and still am coming to conclusions about it all.

It would be nice if the government would dish on other countries, but the world doesn't work that way.

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