Topic: Espionage and Intelligence
Anonymous hackers are rallying behind Julian Assange, declaring 'cyberwar' on governments and companies that have stopped doing business with WikiLeaks.
12/09/2010 03:11 pm
The philosophy that appears to drive WikiLeaks' Julian Assange lies in a deep-seated distrust of governments – something that bridges any left-right divide.
12/09/2010 02:38 pm
WikiLeaks itself, and the secretive hackers who disrupted websites in support, can't claim pure transparency for government but not for themselves. Julian Assange must practice what he preaches.
12/09/2010 01:10 pm
In an effort nicknamed "Operation Payback," a loose association of hackers called "Anonymous" has been targeting the websites of companies and organizations that have cut ties with WikiLeaks by overwhelming their sites with traffic, prompting them to shut down. Twitter and Facebook have blocked accounts for Anonymous, citing the illegality of their attacks as a terms-of-service violation. WikiLeaks' Facebook and Twitter accounts remain up and running. “Of course, Anonymous is expected to keep creating new accounts as quickly as Facebook and Twitter squash them; it’s a bit like Whack-a-Mole or doing battle with a hydra, in that sense,” said social media news website Mashable. "Fighting Anonymous is a task we wouldn’t wish on anyone." Below are some of the most notable attacks.
12/09/2010 11:31 am
Visa website taken down, MasterCard website barely up, Operation Payback's Facebook and Twitter pages down. Who will be the next casualty in the WikiLeaks cyberwars?
12/08/2010 07:23 pm
Cyberattacks sent MasterCard's website into a tailspin. The page has been up-again, down-again as hackers stage a cyberattack protest in support of WikiLeaks.
12/08/2010 03:41 pm
Sexual assault allegations in Sweden against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are feeding conspiracy theories and claims that he's being framed. What are the known facts?
12/08/2010 01:15 pm
MasterCard website down for hours Wednesday. Anonymous Internet group called Operation Payback claims responsibility in support of WikiLeaks.
12/08/2010 12:44 pm
WikiLeaks revealed that Nicaragua received 'suitcases full of cash' from Venezuela, but also showed the limitations of US intelligence-gathering in Ortega's country.
12/08/2010 11:17 am
PayPal cut off WikiLeaks this week, at the request of the US State Department, according to a PayPal executive.
12/08/2010 10:34 am