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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