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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Paypal are creeps
by Innominandum on Thu 9th Dec 2010 00:12 UTC
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I don't know if it's be mentioned in the pages upon pages of comments already:

For the record, Paypal are notorious for suspending accounts; generally people with controversial religious, political or social views.

Nobody says you have to agree with "controversial" personalities or organizations, but suspending a Paypal account and freezing (stealing) funds is too much.

I feel vindicated by the Paypal attack. In fact I hope it's permanent. Payback's a bitch.

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