Hackivists Hit MasterCard, Others for WikiLeaks Snub
Wikileaks hackivists have launched DoS attacks against MasterCard, PostFinance and PayPal.
The Syndey Morning Herald reports that the Swiss post office banking service, PostFinance, also suffered a DoS attack, likely due to its decision to cut business ties with WikiLeaks. PayPal has also been the victim of the attacks, says eWEEK.
In related news, BBC News notes that both Visa and MasterCard are facing the threat of legal action from Swiss-based Datacell, the IT company that enables WikiLeaks to accept credit and debit card donations.