WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers

He is one of the newest recruits to Operation Payback. In a London bedroom, the 24-year-old computer hacker is preparing his weaponry for this week’s battles in an evolving cyberwar. He is a self-styled defender of free speech, his weapon a laptop and his enemy the US corporations responsible for attacking the website WikiLeaks.He had seen the flyers that began springing up on the web in mid-September. In chatrooms, on discussion boards and inboxes from Manchester to New York to Sydney the grinning face of a Guy Fawkes mask had appeared with a call to arms. Across the world a battalion of hackers was being summoned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/11/wikileaks-backlash-cyber-warAlso see:Anonymous Wikileaks supporters explain web attacks
A group of pro-Wikileaks activists who coordinated a series of web attacks have explained their actions.The Anonymous group said they were not hackers but “average internet citizens” who felt motivated to act because of perceived injustices against Wikileaks.The group said it had no interest in stealing credit card details or attacking critical infrastructure.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11971259

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