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Operation Payback

Pro-WikiLeaks Amazon, Visa website hackers arrested

January 27th, 2011

An unaffiliated group of pro-WikiLeaks hackers calling itself “Anoymous” finds itself short a few member this evening as multiple alleged culprits were arrested on Thursday in the U.K. The BBC reports that five men were arrested in a series of raids, and they are being held in various locations across England. Allegations against the men …

WikiLeaks supporters’ cyberattack on Amazon.com appears unsuccessful [Updated]

December 9th, 2010

Global hacker group “Anonymous” announced its plans Thursday morning to launch a cyberattack on Amazon.com. The attack is part of a larger endeavor called “Operation Payback,” which targets the websites of companies the group believes to have impeded WikiLeaks’ efforts to disseminate information. Recent targets include Visa and Mastercard. Anonymous’ cyberattack on Amazon.com was scheduled …

WikiLeaks supporters target Amazon.com with next cyberattack

December 9th, 2010

A global, ever-expanding team of hackers called “Anonymous” has announced its next target in a series of cyberattacks that have taken down multiple websites over the past few days. Among its targets were the websites of both Visa and Mastercard following news that the institutions would cease delivery of funds that had been donated to …