Tag Archives: Julian Assange

Hackers Cyber Attack North Korean Leader, Heir

Hackers have attacked North Korea’s official YouTube and Twitter accounts, posting an animation showing Kim Jong-il’s son and rumored heir driving a sports car into a crowd of starving countrymen, according to media reports. Reuters Africa reports the cyber attack occurred Saturday, which is believed to be Kim Jong-un’s birthday, …

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WikiLeaks Urges Boycott of Bank of America

WikiLeaks has asked customers to boycott Bank of America after the bank said it would stop processing payments intended for the whistle-blower organization. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday evening Bank of America had joined other financial institutions in declining to process payments intended for WikiLeaks. Shortly after, WikiLeaks tweeted a …

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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, …

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Anonymous Attacks Swedish Prosecutor's Website

Anonymous yesterday launched a DDoS attack against the website of the Swedish prosecution authority in response to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to The Tech Herald.  The government-run website www.aklagare.se was unavailable most of Tuesday and early morning on Wednesday. As the site came back up again, a …

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'Anonymous' Launches Operation Avenge Assange

Hacker coalition Anonymous has launched a slew of cyber assaults against what it perceives to be enemies of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including a DDoS attack on PayPal, which recently stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks in the wake of the release of U.S. embassy cables. Anonymous said it will “offer …

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Whistle-Blower Site Cryptome Hacked

A whistle-blower site was hacked this past weekend, possibly exposing the identities of confidential sources, according to a hacker who took responsibility for the intrusion. The hacker, who contacted Wired.com, said two members from Kryogeniks hacked the site that publishes documents prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom …

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