Hackers from the infamous “Anonymous” group connected to the 4chan message board are attacking major institutions in retaliation for their treatment of Wikileaks.
Operation Payback has taken down the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Joe Lieberman.
These are Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks. These cripple sites by overloading them with Read More
Time to trade in those Che Guvera tees.
British authorities took Julian Assange into custody this morning over rape charges in Sweden.
It’s been a rough morning for Wikileaks. Notorious front man Julian Assange turned himself in to the British police to face charges of rape in Sweden.
At the same time Mastercard and Visa declared they are suspending payments to Wikileaks, effectively blocking their customers from donating to the organization. Online giant Read More
Julian Assange is arranging to meet with British police, his lawyer told Reuters.
Looks like Assange had the good sense to ask himself, “What would Christopher Hitchens do?”
For the uninitiated, the Hitch has been kind enough to narrate his brain things over at Slate today:
And [turning himself in], of Read More
Along with many more consequential revelations, the leaked US State Department’s cables suggest an affinity for Batman/Robin analogies among diplomats. And according to The New York Times, feelings are hurt in Russia:
Asked about a cable that described President Dmitri A. Medvedev as “playing Robin to Putin’s Batman,” Putin said the authors had Read More