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December 8, 2010 7:25 PM

WikiLeaks supporters attack Visa, MasterCard websites

London's Guardian newspaper, one of five that have been publishing U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks reports on what one "breathless blogger" called the "first great cyberwars." Writes the paper: "The technological and commercial skirmishes over WikiLeaks escalated into a full-blown online assault . . . when, in a serious breach of internet security, a concerted online attack by activist supporters of WikiLeaks succeeded in disrupting MasterCard and Visa" websites.

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