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: Say it isn't so, Thom
by sorpigal on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:01 UTC in reply to "Say it isn't so, Thom"
sorpigal
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If you agree with committing an illegal act, and vocally support it here, you ARE as guilty as those that perpetrated the illegal act.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down there, partner. Are you opposed to the basic principles of a free society? You just stood up for thought crimes, there, and for prosecution for political views. I think you'll find very few on your side.

Here's an experiment: "I think Timothy McVeigh was right and someone needs to pick up where he left off!" - Should I now be arrested for terrorism and mass murder? If your answer is "Yes" you may feel free to get out.

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

This happens all the time for no reason at all, and less often for some reason. They're used to constant attacks.

Edited 2010-12-08 18:15 UTC

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