MasterCard website under attack by group Anonymous

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  1. dawg

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    Hackers claimed Wednesday to have taken down MasterCard's website in retaliation for the company's decision to cut off services to WikiLeaks.
    "WE ARE GLAD TO TELL YOU THAT http://www.mastercard.com/ is DOWN AND IT'S CONFIRMED!," anti-censorship group Anonymous said in a post to its Twitter site for an initiative it has dubbed Operation Payback.
    Attempts to load the MasterCard site Wednesday morning were unsuccessful. A spokesman for the company told msnbc.com that the it did not have any information or comment at this stage.

    The group has also claimed responsibility for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the website of the Swedish prosecutor's office that is seeking WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for alleged sex crimes, PayPal and the Swiss bank that froze Assange's assets, the BBC reported.
    The office of the lawyer representing Assange's two accusers in Sweden also told NBC News Wednesday that its website was inaccessible due to hacker attacks.
    WikiLeaks tweeted a statement on Wednesday addressing Assange's arrest and noting efforts to cut off the flow of money to WikiLeaks.
     
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    And in fact MasterCard.com is indeed down.
     
  3. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    Payback wikileaks hacker.
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    i havent "pinged" anything since the late 1990s.
     
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    This will just reinforce the government's position on controlling the internet and fast track these laws through.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    You're probably right. Although the slow stripping away of freedom has lulled people into complacency and a refusal to acknowledge what is happening around them

    The faster anyone can force the criminals to implement their tyranny the greater the possibility that enough people world wide may wake up to see what their future holds and stop it

    Plus if you're going to lose either way it's better to go down swinging than to dig your own grave before they shoot you into it

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    Someone's paying attention.

    And I also think Assange will hurt us all in the long run, as far as the internet is concerned. Me? I consider him an "Upper Level Attention Whore".
    And boy, he got himself some attention, didn't he?
    But I know why he doesn't release those Russian documents he said he had.
    Because they don't fuck around, and they don't give a fuck who's watching. Just ask Alexander Litvinenko. Polonium-218 will do it every time!
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    Pretty good story on all the other company's websites that they've attacked, on cbsnews.com. Visa, Paypal, Amazon, Swiss Postfinance, among others. Anyone who's got in his way is being attacked.
    With Video:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/08/world/main7129265.shtml

    EDIT: One more thing. They've even threatened to shut down Twitter for censoring Wikileaks from their search engine. Twitter denies it. This is going to get interesting. A true internet war.
     
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    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    I have a Capital One credit card and I don't Tweet. :shmoop:
     
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    I'm of two minds about this. I mean I'm kinda down with what he's doing but there's a limit, right? What if he released the key to our nuclear arsenal in the name of freedom, or any number of other state secrets? Also, there always have been and always will be secret diplomatic discussions going on behind the scenes, and how will shit like this affect other nations' willingness to deal with the US, knowing their innermost conversations will be made public? And like Spazz said, it's a one-way street, with only the US secret files being released.

    Can't be good for the US :dontknow:
     
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    Howard stern said it was good for America.
     
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    What's in your wallet?

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    Won't be the first time we've disagreed :p
     
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    After the leaks, no ambassadors or diplomats are allowed to take notes during meetings now.
    And the release of this cable should scare the shit out of people worldwide. This could potentially effect everyone anywhere on the globe. (Video)
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7123706n
     
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    I don't want my rights as an American fucked with over "if".
    This is all about money, not military.
     
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    "There are Some Things Money Can't Buy. For Everything Else, there's HTTP Error 408 Request Timeout"

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    No one wants their rights fucked with, but it's not hypothetical anymore. See Spazz's link above