Operation: Payback seems to be having some effect. The website belonging to Stockholm law firm Borgstrom and Bostrom is refusing to answer any questions, and while there are (allegedly) some things money can’t buy / for everything else, there’s MasterCard… when you can find it.
Other sites apparently targeted have included Swiss bank PostFinance (what froze a defence account for Assange), the Swedish Prosecutor Authority website, and one or two others…
All systems are functioning normally.
First, let’s be clear, this is a difficult issue to deal with and there are opinions on all sides. Second, EveryDNS.net, the world’s largest free managed DNS provider, is not taking a position on the content hosted on the wikileaks.org or wikileaks.ch website, it is following established policies so as not to put any one EveryDNS.net user’s interests ahead of any others. Lastly, regardless of what people say about the actions of EveryDNS.net, we know this much is true – we believe in our New Hampshire state motto, Live Free or Die.
See also : Mastercard sites down, Anonymous claims responsibility, Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK, December 8, 2010 | Defend Assange and WikiLeaks on Human Rights Day in Melbourne (December 8, 2010).
G’day kangaroos. If folks are, for educational purposes only, interested in the DDoS attack festival, go here http://anonops.eu/ for the current target and, if you do not wish to download the LOIC, go here http://188.8.131.52/wikileaks/flood.html. Cheerio, and happy mastercarding (neither gods nor mastercards)!