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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

WikiHackers Attack MasterCard

The latest news in the battle of the world governments against WikiLeaks- hackers have come to the defense of WikiLeaks.

Today hackers bombarded the MasterCard website with a denial-of-service attack crashing the site. If you go to the site, right now, it will spin and possibly error out because so many people are going to the MasterCard website site, right now, and mucking up the servers. The "hacktivists" under "Operation Payback" have been hitting the companies who have been cutting ties with WikiLeaks due to pressure by the U.S. government, such as Amazon.com and PayPal Inc.

The U.S. government hasn't actually charged Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, with any crimes but are considering charging him with espionage. Not because he has actually committed espionage, but because he set up wiki site that allows people to share information over the internet.

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