Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Anonymous

Oh yeah.
 A small army of activist hackers orchestrated a broad campaign of cyberattacks on Wednesday in support of the beleaguered antisecrecy organization WikiLeaks, which has drawn governmental criticism from around the globe for its release of classified American documents and whose founder, Julian Assange, is being held in Britain on accusations of sex offenses.



They're saying the university can't process mastercard transactions today.

8 comments:

Saskboy said...

I can't load mastercard.com right now, woo hoo!

Edstock said...

A commenter on the UK Guardian site observed that this is the first declared web war. Up til now, the various protagonists have been anonymous.

The question is, can Anonymous' hackers keep up the pressure?

Also, will this speed up the release of the WL banking files?

strangers in the night said...

Edstock, I certainly hope so. Taking it to the streets may be a thing of the past, e-action/web war/whatever its going to be coined might find itself to be more effective than a good old fashioned sit in...

sassy said...

Informed on Information has more.

psa said...

definitely make it a damn sight harder for the authorities to kettle invisible protesters.

Ben Lyon said...

Can they keep up the pressure? It's a game of wait and see. Maybe they build momentum? From what I've heard it's around about 1000 hackers virtually carpet bombing these sites. 1000 is pretty small considering the number of potentials out there. I feel this may be the new "Modern Warfare" for these geeks. "Oh Yeah" is right!

Dana said...

1000 hackers might control a lot more computers than merely the ones they're sitting before. They could even control yours if you're not vigilant and smarter than the average user.

Ben Lyon said...

Mixed reports - one Hacker on CBC felt they had about 1000, while analyst said it would take over 2000 to crash the Visa site (400 for M/C). Either way, it doesn't seem to be slowing down one bit. Meanwhile, the Payment processor for wikileaks is now suing Visa for damages, claiming its amazing a large corporation like Visa can make such a political decision... ummmm...... Seeing this play-out is quite fascinating, its like a geeky Tom Clancy novel.