Time to fight back?
“Hackers have crashed the website of credit card firm
MasterCard in apparent retaliation for its blocking of
donations to the Wikileaks website, the BBC and other
media reported on Wednesday.”
“Web activists calling themselves Anonymous
threatened earlier this week to launch denial of
service attacks against businesses such as online
payment firm PayPal that had blocked Wikileaks.
It is described attempts to censor Wikileaks as part
of the first global infowar.” – (Reuters)
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Hur attackeras wikileaks? (källa: guardian)
Söndag 28e november.
“DDoS attack hits WikiLeaks as first set of US diplomatic cables is published.”
Onsdag 1a december.
“Amazon removes Wikileaks’s content from its EC2 cloud service, but later insists it did so
because the content could cause harm to people and did not belong to Wikileaks – and that
it was not due to political pressure or the hacker attacks against the site.”
“Tableau Software, which offers free software for data visualisation, removes the public views
of graphics built using information about the diplomatic cables. It is the first company to distance
itself from Wikileaks, and admits that the reason was pressure from Senator Joe Lieberman, an
independent senator with ties to the Democratic party.”
Fredag 3e december.
“Wikileaks.org ceases to work for web users after everyDNS.com, which had provided a free routing
service translating the human-readable address into a machine-readable form, ends support.”
“French industry minister Eric Besson writes to internet companies warning them there will be
“consequences” for any companies or organisations helping to keep WikiLeaks online in the country.”
Lördag 4e december.
“PayPal, owned by US auction site eBay, permanently restricts account used by WikiLeaks due to a
“violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy”.”
(OBS news 8e dec)
“PayPal says that “What happened is that on November 27th [the day before Wikileaks began releasing
cables] the State Department, the US government basically, wrote a letter saying that the Wikileaks
activities were deemed illegal in the United States. And so our policy group had to take a decision to
suspend the account… It was straightforward from our point of view.”
“Switch, the Swiss registrar for Wikileaks.ch declines pressurefrom US and French authorities to remove
the site or block access to it.”
Söndag 5e december.
“Pirate Party in Sweden says that it has taken over the hosting of the Cablegate directory of Wikileaks
after the server in France at OVH, which had been hosting the contents of the US diplomatic cables
released so far, goes offline.”
Måndag 6e december.
“Credit card company Mastercard withdraws ability to make donations to Wikileaks. “MasterCard is
taking action to ensure that WikiLeaks can no longer accept MasterCard-branded products,”
the credit card outfit says.”
“Wikileaks’ servers in Sweden attacked by distributed denial of service attack.”
“Postfinance, the Swiss postal system, strips WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of a key fundraising
tool, accusing him of lying and immediately shutting down one of his bank accounts. The bank says that
Assange had “provided false information regarding his place of residence during the account opening
Tisdag 7e december.
“Credit card company Visa withdraws ability to make donations or payments to Wikileaks. “Visa Europe
has taken action to suspend Visa payment acceptance on WikiLeaks’ website pending further investigation
into the nature of its business and whether it contravenes Visa operating rules,” said a spokesman.”