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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Check Marketplace for some coverage
by boldingd on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:52 UTC
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Marketplace (from APM) just reported on this. Amusingly, they referred to "the hacker organization Anonymous," making the same mistake that so many other, lesser news outlets have made. Most of the rest of the piece is fairly good tho, if somewhat cabbagized, and is probably worth checking out.

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More "further reading" from NPR: this issue was covered extensively on Talk of the Nation today.

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