Wikileaks defended by hacktivists

(excerpt from) BBC
Wikileaks defended by hacktivists
Julian Assange Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by UK police

Internet hacktivists have fired the latest salvo in the Wikileaks infowar.

A group called Anonymous has hit sites that have refused to do business with the controversial whistle-blowing site with a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks…

“We feel that Wikileaks has become more than just about leaking of documents, it has become a war ground, the people vs. the government,” he said…

Anonymous is also helping to create hundreds of mirror sites for Wikileaks, after its US domain name provider withdrew its services.

“At the last count there were 507 mirrors of Wikileaks,” said Coldblood…

Wikileaks has amassed some high-profile enemies including Senator Joe Lieberman, who chairs the US Homeland Security Committee.

He has urged the US government to “use all legal means necessary to shut down Wikileaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables”….

Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange has been arrested and is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court later…

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