4Chan Attcks Visa, But It RecoversBy Shaon, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
4Chan is definitely the wild west of the Internet. In a shocking development a group of hackers somehow connected with the imageboard had launched an attack on the MasterCard and the PayPal sites under the flag of “Operation Payback”. But as I write this report the group has handed another premier transaction site, Visa.com.
The group which is self referenced as Anonymous is aiming to make the sites pay for denying transaction benifits to Wikileaks.
The Visa site went down momentarily after the attack began and it is not upped since. The agenda of the group before these attacks was to disrupt services to sites which have taken active roles to prevent file sharing. A member of the group posted the following message on twitter
IT’S DOWN! KEEP FIRING!!! #DDOS #PAYBACK #WIKILEAKS.
This is after Visa asked DataCell the site which was taking payment for Wikileaks to stop any such transactions. Update: Visa.com is now online