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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They went too far
by NoChan on Thu 9th Dec 2010 07:59 UTC
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Well, that tears it. 4chan's gone from a nuisance to being nothing more or less than information terrorists. It's high time somebody put them down.

And before you 4chan kiddie haxxors brag that no one will be able to find you with all your little haxxor tricks, wise up. The only reason no one has found you before has more to do with the fact that no one has cared enough to look for your worthless carcass in the first place. But taking down several credit card sites in the name of some moronic digital jihad? Guess what? NOW they're going to care.

Oh, and by the way, Julian Assange is an anarchist pansy with an overinflated ego, but if that's your hero, hey, I guess it suits you.

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