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Twitter Suspends 'Operation Payback' Account

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    it's getting messy...

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    First its Facebook page was banned. Now, hacker group Anonymous' 'Operation Payback' Twitter account appears to have been suspended.

    The pro-WikiLeaks Anonymous has been leading the charge against those have crossed WikiLeaks--including MasterCard and Visa, which stopped processing WikiLeaks payments.

    Anonymous' account, @Anon_Operation, was suspended only a matter of minutes after it tweeted a link to leaked MasterCard credit card numbers.

    Attempts to access the Twitter account now return an error message from Twitter that reads, "Sorry, the profile you are trying to view has been suspended." The account had over 20,000 followers.

    Twitter has been the subject of controversy since WikiLeaks' data dump. First, Twitter was accused of censoring "WikiLeaks" from its list of Trending Topics (Twitter has denied these allegations, noting that it "absolutely [did] not" censor the term).

    Later, when asked whether Twitter might suspend or block WikiLeaks' Twitter account, the microblogging service replied only that it had no comment on the matter.

    A Twitter spokesperson told The Huffington Post that it had, "no on-the-record comment on the actions we take on specific user accounts."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/anonymous-operation-payba_n_794130.html
     
  2. wrangler

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    This, Amazon, the Swedish & Swiss banks, the UK Police, the Swedish Police, the various hosts & NS ISPs - it's disgusting.
     
  3. Gibbzee

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    The account only got suspended because they posted a link to a list of phished credit card info that was from the Visa site. Think the card numbers were just made up though.
     
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    # Sweden will find it 'very difficult' to extradite Julian Assange, says expert:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/08/julian-assange-extradition-attempt


    # Wikileaks' payment processor Datacell to sue Visa and Mastercard over account cut-off:
    http://www.beehivecity.com/hightech...isa-mastercard-over-wikileaks-cut-off-229282/


    # Over 4,600 comments on an open letter to Australian PM Julia Gillard signed by 185 academics, lawyers and journalists:
    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/41914.html


    # WikiLeaks cables: US 'lobbied Russia on behalf of Visa and MasterCard':
    http://wikileaks.ch/articles/2010/Test,32.html


    # Daniel Ellsberg "EVERY attack now made on Assange and Wikileaks was made against me and release of Pentagon Papers":
    http://www.ellsberg.net/archive/public-accuracy-press-release


    # STATEMENT: "We will not be gagged" Following the detention of Wikileaks founder:
    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/7canol


    # Censorship in action - see all the attacks on wikileaks here:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/07/wikileaks-under-attack-definitive-timeline


    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Julian-Assange/112794885456369
     
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  5. Hunwarrior

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    welcome at the cyber war ;)
     
  6. Strygwyr

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    So to get back at mastercard, they're leaking CC numbers of people that are quite possibly supporters of wikileaks. :confused:

    Seems to me like they just want a reason to fuck with something, rather than make an intelligent point.
     
  7. sirgold

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    And here a little scare strategy from CNN:
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    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/12/08/wikileaks.students/index.html
    High-larious... Who's behind this propaganda is becoming pathetic...
     
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