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WikiLeaks supporters download ‘Low Orbit Ion Cannon’ software en masse

Security experts see surge in downloads of spam used to attack sites hostile to WikiLeaks WikiLeaks supporters on Friday downloaded increasing amounts of the spam-shooting software used to attack companies seen as hostile — a development that could challenge even Internet giants such as PayPal and Amazon.com during the crucial…

Amazon weathers attack by pro-WikiLeaks hackers

After taking down the websites of Visa, Mastercard and others with cyber attacks, supporters of WikiLeaks tried but failed on Thursday to knock online retail giant Amazon.com offline. The loose-knit group of hackers known as “Anonymous” announced an assault on the Amazon website for 11:00 am (1600 GMT) as part…

Amazon share price plunges ahead of promised cyber ‘payback’ for WikiLeaks censorship

Update: Dutch authorities have reportedly arrested a 16-year-old they claim is connected to ‘Anonymous’ Is the world witnessing its first wave of digital sit-ins? A group of “hacktivists” calling themselves “Anonymous” has been waging an “all-out cyber war” the last several days against corporate and public entities that have acted…

Gawker defends O’Donnell ‘one night stand’ story

UPDATE II: The Smoking Gun believes it knows the identity of “Anonymous,” the person who wrote a detailed, graphic description of a no-sex “one night stand” with Christine O’Donnell. The Web site identifies the person as Dustin Dominiak, a 28-year-old graduate of Albion College. He was identified by his friend…

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