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WikiLeaks may be spilling into your online holiday shopping and bill paying plans

WikiLeaks may be spilling into your online holiday shopping and bill paying plans with cyber activists hitting MasterCard, VISA, and PayPal.

Yesterday, today and for who knows how long you may find that your plans to do online banking, shopping and bill paying may come to a screeching halt as “cyber activist” hack into and attack many popular websites and services like Mastercard.com, VISA, PayPal and Amazon.  Why are these cyber activists mounting a hacker war against these major retailers and bankers? In retaliation for these services no longer being made available to the organization WikiLeaks;  and its organizer/founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks, is an ant secrecy organization that collects  information and then releases it to the public (where and how they get this information is part of an ongoing investigation). Their founder and organizer was arrested in Great Britain this week after releasing 250,000 State Department documents in which US diplomats were, quite frankly less than complimentary towards their counterparts throughout the world. WikiLeaks’s Web site also was responsible for posting of hundreds of thousands of secret Pentagon documents on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Once released, many other news organizations started picking up the story and began publishing articles based on the archived documents WikiLeaks released to them.

But, that’s not all Julian Assange is accused of.  British judges recently denied Sweden’s request for extradition of Assange, who is accused of sexual molestation and rape of two women.  The women claim that sex was consensual, however it became nonconsensual when condoms were not in use.

He however, maintains his innocence.  His supporters call the charges a “smear campaign.”

Operation Payback

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Massive Cyber Attack Hacked Over 2,400 Companies: Is this why Facebook is down?

Are you having trouble today on your Facebook account? Could the massive cyber attack of botnets reported in the Wall Street Journal be the reason? Was Facebook hacked too? What you should know and do.

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Cyber Terrorists Attack while American’s Mourn the Passing of Icons

In the past week Americans have been shocked by the deaths of many pop culture icons. The passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Billie Mays and Micheal Jackson stunned not only the U.S. but in some cases people all over the world. But maybe in the mourning or shock of the deaths of these celebrities, global news, especially about North Korea and cyber crimes may have been lost in the “shuffle.”

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