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MasterCard's website became difficult to reach on Tuesday following the launch of an apparent denial of service attack. Twitter user @ibomhacktivist claimed responsibility for the reported assault, which it said had been motivated by Mastercard's decision to suspend an account maintained by WikiLeaks in the wake of the whistle …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    What are Botnets?

    FILED UNDER: Featured, Malware, Vulnerability, Windows

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    " DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks @Anon_Central and the enter community of lulz loving individuals :D,"


  3. Winkypop Silver badge

    When will it end...


  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Is DDoS truly hacking?? I think not.

    Seriously, overpowering a box with a botnet that your rented does not take talent or finesse. Basically DDoSing somone just proves you have not got the chops to do anything else. Come in close and actually gain access extending yourself where you can actually get caught.... Now that would be something. Using the LOIC.... Well any script kiddie can do that.

    What a joke.

  5. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    Pathetic - on both sides

    Wikileaks should distance itself from idiot wannabee vigilantes. For Mastercard, as long as the website doesn't contain any critical data it's at best just annoying. As for the "hackers" - wow, really constructive use of *cough* talent..

  6. Tom 13

    He TWEETED it?

    Hope he likes orange jump suits.

  7. Anonymous Coward

    loose lips sink lulzboats

    i bet the likes of lulzsec are cringing over this moron. no technical skill and doesn't even have the brains not to boast about it.

    "Nobody was rely suggesting this but it's nice to know, anyway."


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