WikiLeaks' Julian Assange was granted bail today in Britain. Confusion about who had appealed his bail led to 'Anonymous' hacker attacks on the wrong website.
Hackers that gather online under the banner 'Anonymous' were watching closely to decide their next move in defense of WikiLeaks.
Gregg Housh, an unofficial spokesman for Anonymous, explains how the hactivist collective's voluntary botnet was powerful enough to bring down Visa and MasterCard websites.
'MasterCard died quick,' Gregg Housh, an unofficial spokesman for the hactivists known as Anonymous, says in an interview with the Monitor. 'Visa went down in 30 seconds.'
The loose collection of hackers known as Anonymous has threatened to attack government websites if the British police extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The borderless digital militia 'Anonymous' has taken down corporate websites to defend WikiLeaks. In so doing, say Internet security experts, it has become a new force to be reckoned with.
Anonymous hackers are rallying behind Julian Assange, declaring 'cyberwar' on governments and companies that have stopped doing business with WikiLeaks.