VISA.COM under DDOS attack - Wikileaks related

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VISA.COM under DDOS attack - Wikileaks related

Postby Red Dwarf » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:10 pm

In a retaliation against its withdrawal of support for donations to Wikileaks, VISA has come under a distributed dennal of service attack,

Ref: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/1 ... ed-to.html
Dutch arrest 16-year-old related to WikiLeaks attacks
The boy has allegedly admitted to participating in the attacks and will be arraigned on Friday
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
December 09, 2010 02:32 PM ET
"Dutch authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy on Wednesday in relation to the cyberattacks against Visa, MasterCard and PayPal, which were aimed at punishing those companies for cutting off services to WikiLeaks. "

"a loose affiliation of hackers called Anonymous have orchestrated DDoS attacks against those websites over the past two days or so, knocking many of the sites offline."

One spokeperson for Anonymous, going by the handle "Cold Blood" made this amazing statement to justify the attack:

"We are trying to keep the Internet open and free for everyone," said Cold Blood, who described himself as a software engineer.
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It looks like there is some selectivity in whom they regard as everyone.
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