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]: Comment by Bounty
by MollyC on Thu 9th Dec 2010 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Bounty"
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

Assange, yesterday, published the location of the world's only pharmaceutical plant that manufactures vaccines for particular diseases. Because of Assange's irresponsible act, that plant is now a high priority target for terrorists, and all because Assange didn't have the first clue as to what info he really had, nor the ramifications of releasing that info to the world (or, simply didn't care, which is just as bad, if not worse).

Edited 2010-12-09 06:59 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Bounty
by vodoomoth on Thu 9th Dec 2010 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Bounty"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Have you realized that none of those who wrote countless comments about how WL is the next God sent thing replied to the info you gave?
Astounding they are so blind.

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RE[3]: Comment by Bounty
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 13:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Bounty"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Assange, yesterday, published the location of the world's only pharmaceutical plant that manufactures vaccines for particular diseases. Because of Assange's irresponsible act, that plant is now a high priority target for terrorists, and all because Assange didn't have the first clue as to what info he really had, nor the ramifications of releasing that info to the world (or, simply didn't care, which is just as bad, if not worse).


How cute that you believe that information wasn't known before that.

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