Twitter Dumps Operation-Payback After Stolen MasterCard Numbers Leaked
December 8, 2010
(ChattahBox Technology News)—Anonymous and its army of hacktivists operating under the banner of Operation: Payback are starting to launch a full scale cyber war on anyone and any company that is “anti-WikiLeaks.” Just moments after posting a link to stolen MasterCard numbers with expiration dates, Twitter shut down Operation: Payback’s account, named Anon_Operation. Facebook also banned Operation: Payback’s account.
The much-quoted Anonymous, spokesperson, who goes by the moniker Coldblood, is vowing to take down anyone having an “anti-WikiLeaks agenda,” according to the BBC.
“Websites that are bowing down to government pressure have become targets,” he said.
“As an organisation we have always taken a strong stance on censorship and freedom of expression on the internet and come out against those who seek to destroy it by any means.”
“We feel that Wikileaks has become more than just about leaking of documents, it has become a war ground, the people vs. the government,” he said.
A cached page of Anonops.net shows a lengthy list of suggested targets for future DDoS attacks, including Sarah Palin.
Palin told ABC News’ Jake Tapper that hackers seeking revenge for WikiLeaks launched an attack on her website SarahPac and hacked into the personal credit card accounts of both Sarah and her husband Todd Palin.
“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”
Besides Palin, the target list, includes Fox News, the Washington Times, Amazon, PayPal and Twitter. Now that Twitter gave them the boot, probably, most definitely Twitter is next.
Photo Source: Wikimedia/Flickr/Vincent Diamante/ Anonymous at Scientology in Los Angeles/Creative Commons Attribution.