Facebook deletes pro-WikiLeaks hackers’ account

Posted: 10/12/2010 in Uncategorized
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Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of cyber activists who targeted Visa and other Internet payment sites that sought to block the WikiLeaks website after its release of U.S. diplomatic cables.

Facebook confirmed it had removed the activists’ Operation Payback site on Thursday because it was promoting a distributed denial of service attack — an illegal form of freezing websites. Twitter declined to comment.

The swoop against Operation Payback’s self-described campaigners for Internet freedom followed their online attacks on credit card giants like Visa and MasterCard.

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