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WikiLeaks Mirrors and Operation Payback CyberWar

WikiLeaks is currently under heavy attack. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was jailed in Britain Tuesday on charges that many claim are a pretext for political repression dictated by the US government.

Informal discussions have already been held between US and Swedish officials about the possibility of Assange being delivered into US custody, according to diplomatic sources.

By throwing Assange into London’s Wandsworth prison, the US and British authorities obviously hope not only to silence WikiLeaks but also to intimidate anyone else from daring to similarly lift the lid on government secrets and lies.

However, In order to make it impossible to ever fully remove Wikileaks from the Internet, as of yesterday, Wikileaks content has been mirrored on 1334 sites worldwide.

Anonymous hackers also took MasterCard and Visa offline terming their action ‘Operation Payback’. MasterCard and Visa had stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks. Amazon.com evoked server space from the group and the online payment service PayPal cut off its commercial cooperation.

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2 Responses to “WikiLeaks Mirrors and Operation Payback CyberWar”

  1. High-profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson will represent Julian Assange in his extradition fight from Britain to Sweden.

    Robertson has participated in some of the highest-profile freedom of speech trials in British history.

    Meanwhile the website of the Swedish prosecutor’s office, which has been pursuing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, also came under cyber attack.

  2. The most important legacy of the WikiLeaks affair will almost surely be the rapidly escalating cyberwar that the group’s renegade disclosures have sparked.

    At stake are issues of free speech, censorship, privacy, piracy, sovereignty and corporate power.


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