Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 22:20 UTC
Legal An arrest has been made in the case of the DDoS attacks against MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, and others. The Dutch police has arrested a Dutch guy [Dutch] who has already confessed to taking part in the attacks. Most likely, he is not in any way the brains behind the operation, and I'm going out on a limb here stating that these attacks will continue nonetheless. Also, I'm not the guy. Also also, I'm wondering if there's police anywhere looking for the people who are continuously DDoS'ing WikiLeaks.
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Corporate dictatorship?
by usr0 on Fri 10th Dec 2010 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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So, Visa and co can use their own resources to identify people involved in the attacks, and hand police a list of names.


This sounds to me more like a corporate dictatorship. A privately owned corporation gives the police a "list" of people "involved in the attacks". That would be the end of constitutionality (not necessary the end of "democracy") if those practices became reality because those "lists" are used in Red China too...

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RE: Corporate dictatorship?
by Bounty on Fri 10th Dec 2010 17:48 in reply to "Corporate dictatorship?"
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2006-09-18

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So, Visa and co can use their own resources to identify people involved in the attacks, and hand police a list of names.


This sounds to me more like a corporate dictatorship. A privately owned corporation gives the police a "list" of people "involved in the attacks". That would be the end of constitutionality (not necessary the end of "democracy") if those practices became reality because those "lists" are used in Red China too...
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My guess is that they more likely gave evidence. I honestly hope Wikileaks does the same. DDOSing is a combination of dumb and illegal. I actually hope it continues just enough to force the FBI (or other authorities) to re-tool themselves and develop the willpower enough to actually go after internet attackers.

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