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[5]: Hmmm
by _txf_ on Thu 9th Dec 2010 08:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm"
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

Except that Wikileaks Redacts information that can be harmful to innocent individuals.

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RE[6]: Hmmm
by vodoomoth on Thu 9th Dec 2010 10:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Back that up please?

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RE[7]: Hmmm
by lemur2 on Thu 9th Dec 2010 10:53 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Back that up please?


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/wikileaks/dont-shoot-messe...

WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time we have changed whole governments, but not a single person, as far as anyone is aware, has been harmed. But the US, with Australian government connivance, has killed thousands in the past few months alone.

US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates admitted in a letter to the US congress that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods had been compromised by the Afghan war logs disclosure. The Pentagon stated there was no evidence the WikiLeaks reports had led to anyone being harmed in Afghanistan. NATO in Kabul told CNN it couldn't find a single person who needed protecting. The Australian Department of Defence said the same. No Australian troops or sources have been hurt by anything we have published.

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