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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Visa and Mastercard websites under Hackers attack because of Wikileaks

WikiLeaks Controversy Sparks Cyber War; Mastercard attacked; Visa down

Cyberwar against Amazon, PayPal, Mastercard and Visa
They call it "Operation: Payback" Wikileaks activists have paralyzed the Web sites of supposed enemies, including the credit card giant Mastercard. The FDP kritiserte Meanwhile, the U.S. action against the unveiling platform as "massive attack on press freedom."
AlJazeeraEnglish--December 08, 2010--Julian Assange may now be sitting in a UK prison, but it hasn't stopped his WikiLeaks website and supporters causing more chaos and controversy.

One of the world's biggest credit card websites, Mastercard, has been hacked in what appears to be a revenge attack for blocking donations to WikiLeaks, along with a number of other sites that have recently distanced themselves from the whistleblowing website.

Paul Brennan reports from London.