WikiLeaks: 'Anonymous Operations' Hackers Support WikiLeaks by Targeting PayPal
WikiLeaks supporters are planning to launch an attack on PayPal, the computer hackers announced Thursday. While the anticipation awaited WikiLeaks' attack on Amazon.com, the hackers said they'll attack PayPal instead, an hour after an attack on Amazon was supposed to start, CNN International reported.
According to the WikiLeaks Twitter, the hackers announced: "We can not attack Amazon, currently. The previous schedule was to do so, but we don't have enough forces."
The hackers call themselves "Anonymous Operations" -- WikiLeaks denies any connection with these hackers, but will neither support nor condemn them.
Because the WikiLeaks supporters' operate with the goal of "freedom is information, any and all information," they released a do-it-yourself hacking tool so other supporters could make their own computers a part of the operation, CNN reported.
Amazon previously hosted WikiLeaks' website, but claimed that wikiLeaks "violated their terms of service by publishing material it did not own and which could cause harm," according to CNN. PayPal withdrew its support as it stopped handling donations to WikiLeaks last week.