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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by HunterA3 on Sun 12th Dec 2010 14:55 UTC
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Both sides are being cowardly. The governments hide behind the companies to do their dirty work and 4chan hides behind millions of zombie windows machines running in grandma's living room to do theirs. The only people making a stand up fight are wikileaks and the men and women who they are exposing, with the leaked documents, that are fighting to stay alive in a wartime environment. This is a classic example of no clear moral high ground. There is no black and white. Just shades of grey.

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