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: 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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Say it isn't so, Thom
by FresheBakked on Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:23 UTC
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Wow - Let's see if I get this right:

WikiLeaks illegally obtains documents from people who have "Secret" clearance to copy those documents and commit Espionage against their own country, and therefore is guilty of being in posession of stolen property and possible collusion with said perpetrator of Espionage?

Screw you, and screw your screwed-up logic, Thom. You would not be supporting DDoS activities if it were against this site, so why float the banner of having a double-standard?

If this is your line of thinking, then by that same logic you should be able to welcome someone attacking this site in the same manner that the snot-dripping punks at 4Chan for things posted in the similar vein as your post: the door swings both ways. If you agree with committing an illegal act, and vocally support it here, you ARE as guilty as those that perpetrated the illegal act.

Maybe it's time for someone to train LOIC on 4Chan?

Way to go, Einstein!

--Freshe Bakked

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