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[6]: Hmmm
by vodoomoth on Thu 9th Dec 2010 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

Thanks again for the info. The media have been babbling about the thing without providing examples of where and how the US actions described in the leak are crimes. Except for stealing DNA information (which I am still wondering how it cool ever be of any usefulness to that gov't, but hey, I don't have their devious mind), the rest of it is not a crime by the US gov. Like
"King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US to attack Iran." or "Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran's nuclear program stopped by any means available."... hardly a crime, not even by the least lenient standards.

People at Wikileaks are not the saints some have been portraying them as. I wasn't against their actions but that diplomatic thing was too much of a weight on one side of the balance (from my point of view)

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