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: Hmmm
by Carewolf on Wed 8th Dec 2010 16:40 UTC in reply to "Hmmm"
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

Not sure if DDos is appropiate against MasterCard, VISA or the Swedish prosecutors office. It all seems to childish.

I only see a few place where it is perfect: EveryDNS that dropped WikiLeaks fearing DDOS attacks. Now that is a perfect target. Is the fear of DDOS attacks 1000 times bigger going to make you take them back, or are you going to admit it was political pressure, huh?

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