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[2]: Hmmm
by MollyC on Thu 9th Dec 2010 06:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
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Right, so screw over the millions of people that don't give a damn about Wikileaks or Assange's crusade, and just want to connect to the internet. Yep, let's take the cyberterrorism up a nothch, that'll show 'em who has the moral high ground!! And turn the world against us in the process.

* By "us", I mean wikilieaks and their supporters, of which I am not one.

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