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[2]: inappropriate
by weorthe on Thu 9th Dec 2010 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE: inappropriate"
weorthe
Member since:
2005-07-06

But a DDos attack is not civil disobedience. It is more like rioters tearing up their own neighborhood.

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RE[3]: inappropriate
by TheGZeus on Thu 9th Dec 2010 05:32 in reply to "RE[2]: inappropriate"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

o_O

How many people have even been to Visa's website? I can't even think of a reason to go there...

If Visa employees DDoS attacked Visa that would make sense.

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RE[3]: inappropriate
by Carewolf on Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:02 in reply to "RE[2]: inappropriate"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

If you somehow can tear up a neighbourhood without causing damage. Then yes, they are the same..

But the fact is: They are not

Edited 2010-12-09 14:03 UTC

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RE[4]: inappropriate
by weorthe on Thu 9th Dec 2010 22:22 in reply to "RE[3]: inappropriate"
weorthe Member since:
2005-07-06

You "tear up" the Internet by destroying its interconnectivity.

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