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‘Anonymous’ takes down UK Copyright Service website

The decentralized community of hacktivists known as “Anonymous” knocked the website of the UK Copyright Service offline on Thursday. The copyright protection agency, known internationally as Copyright Witness, was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as part of an online campaign named “Operation Payback.” DDoS attacks flood…

Update: Mass FBI raids target pro-WikiLeaks ‘Operation Payback’

UPDATE: Following the arrest of five people in Britain in connection with the “Operation Payback” cyber-attacks in support of WikiLeaks, the FBI announced mass raids across the United States in connection with the case. “FBI agents today executed more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of…

FBI treats cyber ‘sit-ins’ led by ‘Anonymous’ as violation of law

The FBI raided Dallas-based Tailor Made Services, an Internet hosting company, and seized one of its servers as part of an international criminal investigation into cyber attacks against online payments firm PayPal. The cyber attacks were part of “Operation Payback,” which organized distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in retaliation…

Dutch teen arrested in ‘Operation Payback’ was running chat room

Update: Websites for Dutch prosecutor’s office and police attacked after teen arrested The websites for the Dutch prosecutor’s office and police were attacked Friday, likely in retaliation for the arrest of a 16-year-old WikiLeaks supporter, BNO news reported. Both websites were offline for several hours Friday morning. “The site of…

Palin the latest target as ‘all-out cyber war’ breaks out over WikiLeaks; Twitter shuts down Operation Payback

UPDATE V: Twitter has blocked the account of Operation Payback, the hacktivist group that has been cyber-attacking groups and individuals working against WikiLeaks, according to sources citing NBC. Operation Payback raised the stakes in the battle over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange when it began attacking credit card providers Visa and MasterCard…

Hackers take down website of bank that froze WikiLeaks funds

A group of Internet activists calling themselves Operation Payback have taken credit for shutting down the website of a bank that earlier Monday froze funds belonging to WikiLeaks. Announcing its successful hack on a Twitter account, the group declared, “We will fire at anyone that tries to censor WikiLeaks.” Earlier…

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