Special Reports

December 11, 2010

WikiLeaks: 'Hacktivists' bring new look to online protests

Hacker activists have launched successful attacks on websites for Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Swiss bank PostFinance and the Swedish prosecutor leading the sexual assault case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Working under the banner of Operation Payback, they are part of a new breed of online protesters who say they are ready to engage in acts of cyber-disobedience against major corporations, politicians and religious institutions, all in the name of defending their ideals.

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