Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hackers Vs. Mastercard, Visa...Etc.

It's actually really disturbing how easy it is for hackers to fuck shit up. Makes me want to get everything I can off this roller coaster and move on...

"A growing list of organizations and individuals that have tangled with WikiLeaks and its detained founder, Julian Assange, have suffered online attacks, in what appears to be an effort by hackers bent on exacting revenge for the document-leaking website.

The attacks stepped up Wednesday, a day after Mr. Assange was arrested and denied bail in London in connection with sexual-misconduct accusations in Sweden. A range of organizations, including MasterCard Inc., Visa Inc., and the Swedish prosecutor's office, reported technical difficulties with their websites that appear to stem from so-called denial of service attacks, in which computers flood a server to prevent it from displaying a Web page."
What have we done?

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