Operation Payback Strikes against Sarah Palin

You do not get away with comparing WikiLeaks Julian Assange to the Taliban without ramifications–just ask Sarah Palin, whose political action committee website was cyber attacked this week after she urged the U.S. government to hunt the Australian down “with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders.”

Anonymous, a loose coalition of hacktivists, has been accused of launching a series of DDoS attacks against foes of Julian Assange and his organization WikiLeaks, among them PayPal, MasterCard and the Swedish prosecution authority’s website.

SarahPAC.com, listed as an Operation Payback target, was brought down multiple times Tuesday, according to Panda Labs.

“Governor Palin spoke out about WikiLeaks because it has no regard for law or human life,” SarahPAC adviser Andy Davis told CNN. “Today, we learned their supporters have attacked the Palin family’s personal information. WikiLeaks remains a threat to every freedom-loving citizen across the globe. The world should not be intimidated. Governor Palin isn’t.”

Davis said Palin and her husband’s personal credit card information was compromised Wednesday, but there was no  confirmation that those problems were related to the cyber attacks, according to CNN.

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3 Responses to "Operation Payback Strikes against Sarah Palin"

  1. nm says:

    Operation Payback says not so fast, Sarah Palin. You lie.

    http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-wikileaks-hackers-assange/

    Although the media had reported the group planned coordinated attacks on Amazon.com, the groups representative said they do not have any malicious plans to take on Amazon nor had they attempted to. He also said the group was not responsible for any coordinated attacks or hacks on Sarah Palin, although she claims to have been a target.
    “We don’t really care about Sarah Palin that much, to be honest. I don’t really know what she’s trying to accomplish or what attention she is trying to gain. We personally don’t care about Sarah Palin,” he added.

  2. anon says:

    Palin is just fame hungry. Bringing her “down” is as easy as stumping her with a geography question.

  3. anon says:

    how can anyone represent an anonymous group? How stupid does one have to be to believe this? The group has no official members; those who act in the name of “Anonymous” do so on their own, whether or not they follow the anonymous herd.  No one has named or elected anyone as a spokesperson, a central website, chatroom, or central plan…. Things are going down, but they certainly aren’t coordinated.

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