Pro-WikiLeaks Hackers Hunted by FBI

FBI in Europe, Canada and US hunting hackers.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Jan 3, 2011
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Recent reports say that the FBI has joined the hunt for hackers who took down websites like PayPal, after they stopped processing payments to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. Google explains that WikiLeaks published thousands of sensitive Department of State cables and in return, firms like PayPal, Visa and Mastercard suspended or froze WikiLeaks accounts. An FBI affidavit details an operation that took US federal investigators to Europe, Canada and back to the United States as they hunted down the "Internet activists" who launched attacks "against perceived corporate enemies of WikiLeaks."


"During the Texas server-farm raid, FBI agents reportedly copied two hard drives inside a server, but 'court records do not detail what was found on those drives, nor whether the information led to a suspect or, perhaps, a continuing electronic trail,' the Smoking Gun says."

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