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Posts Tagged ‘operation payback’

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

Terrific piece by Joel Johnson from Gizmodo about the software tool being used to take down MasterCard, Visa, and Sarah Palin's websites. LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to--when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users--launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on [...]

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

WikiLeaks’ self-appointed online posse is systematically abusing anyone who it believes has slighted WikiLeaks in the last week’s growing controversy over the site’s quarter million leaked diplomatic cables. And the next attack targets may be PayPal and Twitter. MasterCard, which cut off services to WikiLeaks Tuesday, became the [...]