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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RE[3]: Guilty of treason
by TheGZeus on Wed 8th Dec 2010 22:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Guilty of treason"
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Exposing documents that can compromise their security really is distasteful to me.

I think their security by putting them on the front lines without need is more distasteful, personally.

That can't even happen in this case.
I didn't see a single document that reported a location in the US or military target on the front lines in the contested documents.
It's all commercial interests and companies _outside_ the USA.

All this really exposed is that the US isn't able to even care for itself, let alone defend itself.

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