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[3]: Completely disagree
by Bounty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Completely disagree"
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

" Wikileaks 'attacked' first.


This is nonsense. WikiLeaks didn't do anything illegal. The person sharing the information did. He's in custody.
"

Well I see Wikileaks as a pimp. Pimping is illegal in most countries.

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RE[4]: Completely disagree
by TheGZeus on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Completely disagree"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

o_O

It's more akin to a hooker walking up to you, and offering a free bj, then telling everyone they gave you a free bj, then getting arrested.

It's not illegal to get a free bj.

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