First arrest made in response to 4chans Operation Payback

first_imgOver the past week, 4chan‘s anarchist armada, Anonymous, has been on the warpath on behalf of Wikileaks, lashing out via DDoS attacks at any company that has dared to turn its back to the notorious whistle-blowing site. So far, PayPal, VISA and MasterCard have had their websites taken down by Anonymous, and is reportedly the next target. AdChoices广告Needless to say, though, when you start lashing out at companies of this magnitude, government authorities are going to get interested in you, and so it’s no surprise to hear that Dutch authorities have just made the first arrest in the matter, with the promise of more to follow.Meanwhile, Wikileaks is trying to calm Anonymous down and divorce itself publicly from the attacks, having released a statement that they have no part of the DDoS “Operation Payback” attacks. ”“There has been no contact between any Wikileaks staffer and anyone at Anonymous” the statement reads. “Wikileaks has not received any prior notice of any of Anonymous’ actions… We neither condemn nor applaud these attacks. We believe they are a reflection of public opinion on the actions of the targets.”Read more at Ars Technicalast_img

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